Lachlan Morton

Lachlan Morton to ride with Dimension Data in 2017

Australian climbing sensation Lachlan Morton will return to the European peloton in 2017 after signing a contract with Dimension Data, several sources have confirmed with CyclingTips. The 24-year-old Morton rode for Garmin-Sharp in 2013 and 2014 before spending the past two seasons with the U.S. Continental team Jelly Belly-Maxxis. After walking away from the WorldTour in …

Photo Gallery: 2016 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race

The Leadville Trail 100 is a race for the professionals who take the start, but for everyone else it is a battle. It’s either a battle to finish within a certain time, or to merely finish within the 12-hour cutoff. Completing the grueling course is an accomplishment and no matter the time or the placing, a …

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FireRoadies! WorldTour riders get wake-up call at Leadville 100 MTB Race

An orange glow from the rising sun lit the sky and awoke the locals of the old mining town of Leadville, as the frosted breath of thousands of cyclists filled the air. As the temperature crept near the 40-degree mark and the bright red start-line clock counted down the minutes to the start of the …

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WorldTour pros showdown at Leadville 100 mountain bike race

This weekend, a handful of pro roadies are swapping the sound of smooth rubber on freshly laid tarmac for the heavy metal of Rocky Mountain singletrack. A WorldTour showdown, past and present, is set for the Leadville Trail 100 mountain-bike race on Saturday. Among them are Joe Dombrowski and Alex Howes (Cannondale-Drapac), Laurens Ten Dam …

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With Tour of Utah winner Lachlan Morton, there’s more than meets the eye

First came the joy, as he threw his arms into the air, energizing the crowd. Then, as he approached the finish the raw emotion came over him. His hand moved to his mouth, tears began to stream down his face, which scrunched up as the gravity of what he had just achieved came over him. On …

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Atapuma, Dombrowski headline Tour of Utah GC battle, host of others look to spoil the duel

A hot wind blows across the desert landscape and does little to cool the body, as the temperature nudges triple digits. The dry heat saps the energy and the melting tarmac does a psychological number on the mind: it feels that much harder to push the pedals. Dubbed “America’s Toughest Race,” the Larry H. Miller …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen dedicates Dauphiné stage win to injured Dimension Data development rider; Domagalski dominates Tour of Korea stage; Nizzolo wins GP du canton d’Argovie; Commentary: Bahrain prince’s torture allegations too big for cycling to ignore; Lachlan Morton: “I’d like to have another shot at the WorldTour”; Kwiatkowski battles sickness at …

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Lachlan Morton: ‘I’d like to have another shot at the WorldTour’

On the day Lachlan Morton had prepared for, worked toward, and circled on the calendar back in October, riders were already on the course at the Amgen Tour of California, the crucial time trial stage that would ultimately decide the race winner. Focused as well as was possible due to a mid-race concussion two days …

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Preview: What you need to know about the 2016 Amgen Tour of California

SAN DIEGO (CT) — Beginning on Sunday, for an eleventh straight year, the Amgen Tour of California will be the highest-profile UCI stage race held on North American soil. The race, which began in 2006 and has held the same title sponsor throughout, begins in San Diego, not far from the Mexican border, and ends eight …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour of the Gila

Celebrating its 30th edition in 2016, the Tour of the Gila took place in and around Silver City, New Mexico, consisting of three road race stages, an individual time trial, and a criterium. Stage 1 was a point-to-point road race ending on a 6.7-mile climb that peaks at a 19-percent grade en route to the ghost town …

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