The Man Who Beat the Tour de France in Sandals

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.

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