EF rider Lachlan Morton has added gravel cycling’s most revered race, Unbound 200, to his impressive list of lifetime achievements.
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Lachlan Morton Wins World’s Toughest Gravel Race

Aussie cycling legend Lachlan Morton has enjoyed one of his biggest victories to date, the 32yo EF rider winning UNBOUND 200 – the gruelling 320km gravel race in the USA.

Beating Chad Haga in a two man sprint to the line, Morton won with a time of 9:11:47 — the fastest time to date.

“I feel pretty grateful to have had the ride I did,” said Lachlan. 

“In the finale, I thought to myself that no matter what pans out in this sprint I’m really happy with myself in the way that I executed the race, but also the way I prepared for the race. I did it in my own style and stayed true to the way I like to ride. I did a lot of adventure rides and enjoyed myself. I was training when I was on the bike, but then off the bike, that was where it ended and I was just in a very happy spot and found a really nice balance which is proving harder to do as it gets more competitive.”

Morton crossing the line ahead of Chad Haga. Image: EF Pro Cycling.

The race started fast. Lachy attacked his group with 120 miles to go and rode solo to try to bridge to a small group of riders up the road. But a wrong turn saw him lose his lead and have to chase back on. 

“I took it as a sign that I was supposed to go back to the bunch,” Lachlan continued. “To be honest, I don’t know what I was doing trying to go solo so far to go. In some ways the way it turned out, I’m actually stoked that I went the wrong way there.”

“In the final few miles there, I was like, ‘alright, I need to win this. I won’t forgive it myself if I let this one go,’” Lachlan said. “For me to win a sprint, I have to play it really perfectly. I don’t have a lot of watts to play with when it comes to the sprint. So, I was just pulling on all the sprint skills I learned when I was a young junior and that’s how it played out and I rode a perfect sprint.”

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