Lachlan Morton drops in for the 1000km Munga

Lachlan Morton of EF Education-Nippo is back in Cape Town to prepare for the 1000km Munga MTB.

Lachlan Morton in South Africa for the Munga MTB race
Lachlan in action at the October edition of the ABSA Cape Epic. | IMAGE: Nick Muzik

The inspirational endurance powerhouse arrived in South Africa a couple of days ago and I spotted him repeating laps around the Vasbyt Trail in Tokai, Cape Town. “I got back home (Colorado) after the Epic and after a couple days it started to get really cold and I wasn’t ready for winter. Haha!” said Lachlan. “I enjoy South Africa and the idea of coming to ride the Munga was one I couldn’t resist.”

Riding a Cannondale Scalpel, with no dropper post and aero bars isn’t the best setup for railing singletrack – but he was using the trails around Cape Town to get the legs rolling and familiarize himself with his Munga setup. Although it’s his first Munga, Lachlan is highly experienced with ultra-endurance events – did you see his recent ‘Beating the Peloton to Paris’ escapade at the Tour De France in aid of World Bicycle Relief? Simply nuts.

At The Munga, Lachlan will no doubt be at the sharp end of the race. Click here for more on The Munga – it starts in four days’ time and will be a massive test of mental and physical fortitude.

RELATED: Vasbyt Trail | Cannondale Scalpel Review | Beating the Peloton to Paris | The Munga | Lachlan Morton