Fresh off a stage win at the Tour of Utah, Lachlan Morton took off for Yorkshire. The latest EF Gone Racing video features the Three Peaks Cyclocross race, an iconic race on the British cycling calendar that is often referred to as “hardest cyclo-cross race in the world.”
Looking up, the line of riders pushing their bikes up the steep hillsides snakes out of sight, and there’s about as much running in this one as a 10k. Perfect. When one thinks of a ‘cross race, course tape and fast laps come to mind, but not here — this is a long day out in the wilderness. The Three Peaks is a much-loved cyclocross challenge in Yorkshire, England that bills itself as the hardest cyclocross race in the world. That’s probably true, since most ‘cross races don’t tackle three peaks: Ingleborough, Whernside, and Pen-y-ghent. The crowd is thick with riders of all kinds, from the fleet to those simply hoping to finish. Maybe the guys should start running?