Check out this great interview with Lachlan Morton from Amanpour and Co. discussing the Alt Tour. I’m amazed that he spent much of July riding 12 hours a day in sandals and still had the form to grab a second place finish at Leadville.
Imagine winning the Tour de France. Now imagine doing that without any of the perks — no mechanics, no hotels, no crew at all. This is exactly what Australian pro-cyclist Lachlan Morton did this summer. He dubbed it the ‘Alt Tour de France,’ riding 200 miles a day and beating everyone to the punch by five days. Lachlan did it all for World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit that finds bicycles for people in need.