Lachlan Morton is a real-life superhero. After becoming a bit disillusioned by the rules and discipline of riding big bike races like the Tour De France, he decided to set out on his own and make the whole thing a little bit harder. This year, he pedaled the “Alt Tour”- the entire course of the 2021 Tour de France unsupported and alone, including all the transfers. That meant he covered 5,500 kilometers and climbed over 65,000 meters, in an effort to bring it all back to road cycling and the Tour’s roots – pitting riders against a seemingly impossible course. Morton finished a few days ago, 18 days after starting, beating the peloton. He carried his own food, repair kit, and shelter, camping in a ultralight bivy sack – even switching to flat pedals and sandals partway through his ride to take strain off an injured knee. Someone please give this man a beer.
With the 20th anniversary of Red Bull Rampage just a few short weeks away, we finally got the list for who will be riding this year! The list includes the top 10 from last time, plus five wildcards and five alternates. We're stoked to see some familiar names, as well as two rookies in the mix! As always, the invite-only list was put together by a committee of former competitors, judges, pros, and industry experts based on competition results and video parts. The competition format will remain
Dre Hestler - BC Bike Race Photo: Mark Warner Andreas "Dre" Hestler is a co-founder of the BC Bike Race; one of the world's most popular mountain bike stage races. He's also an old buddy of Brett's and shares how his experience as an XC racer, winning multiple National Championships and attending the inaugural mountain bike event at the 1996 Olympics, naturally led to creating the "Ultimate Singletrack Experience", in BC, which will be entering into it's 14th year.
Thomas Vanderham Photo: Mark Warner Thomas Vanderham joins Brett to talk about his mountain bike career from being, "The Kid" to now having two of his own. He tells stories of his first bike experiences growing in Edmonton, and on the North Shore, as well as an hilarious story of his first sponsored bike frame that turned out to be a Tippie hand-me-down. The guys talk about Vanderham's many Rampage experiences, shooting with Sterling Lawrence, injuries, family life and