Lachlan Morton

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Lachlan Morton
Tour de l'Ain 2014 - Lachlan Morton.jpg
Morton at the 2014 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full nameLachlan David Morton
NicknameLachy
Born (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 27)
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current teamEF Education First Pro Cycling
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
2011–2012Chipotle–Garmin Development Team
2012Garmin–Sharp (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2013–2014Garmin–Sharp
2015–2016Jelly Belly–Maxxis[1]
2017–2018Team Dimension Data
2019–EF Education First Pro Cycling
Major wins
Stage races
Tour of Utah (2016)

Lachlan David Morton (born 2 January 1992) is an Australian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Education First Pro Cycling.[2]

Born and raised in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, Morton spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons in the Garmin–Sharp squad's development stable, Chipotle–First Solar Development Team.[3][4]

Following a successful 2016 season including stage and overall wins at the Tour of the Gila and the Tour of Utah, in September 2016 Team Dimension Data confirmed that Morton would join them for 2017, reuniting him with former Garmin teammate Ben King.[5] He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España.[6]

Major results[edit]

2009
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de l'Abitibi
1st Stages 3 & 6
7th Overall Tour of Utah
2011
2nd Overall Cascade Classic
3rd Overall Tour of the Gila
6th Overall Tour de Langkawi
7th Overall Giro do Interior de São Paulo
2012
6th Overall Tour de la Guadeloupe
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
8th Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
2013
5th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
Tour of Utah
1st Jersey blue.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
2015
5th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
9th Overall Tour de Beauce
10th Overall Tour of Utah
2016
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Utah
1st Stages 3 & 7
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of the Gila
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 4 Tour de Hokkaido
4th Overall Tour de Beauce
2017
7th Overall Tour of California
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
8th Overall Tour of Oman

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España 90
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Outback trip leads Morton brothers to Jelly Belly". CyclingNews. CyclingNews. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  2. ^ "EF Education First Pro Cycling". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Lachlan Morton Interview: Big name to watch". VeloNation. Chevy Chase, Maryland: VeloNation LLC. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Morton signs with Garmin-Sharp". SBS One. Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  5. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (29 September 2016). "King, Thwaites and Morton join Dimension Data for 2017". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  6. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017.

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