Cows, hot gravel, and a cold beer

The Garmin Dirty Kanza through the lens of Jordan Haggard

 

“I had absolutely no idea what to expect. We started and we were going quite hard…

2 miles could be the difference between certain impeding death and absolute euphoria.”

– Lachlan Morton

 

 

 

“And then all of sudden you look down and you’re like, we have a very long way to go and then everyone starts to fall apart, and that’s when you realize it will be all in your mind. Which is what I hoped it would be.”

– Lachlan Morton

 

 

 

“Lachlan waited for me. We were hoping we’d be better together, but I was pretty bad after that. Lachlan pretty much just dragged me in for the last 100km, so that plan didn’t work well”

– Alex Howes

 

 

 

“The words creaked from my throat, ‘I’m starting to come undone pretty bad man’
Lachlan retorted in just above a whisper, ‘That’s the point of this whole thing.’”

– Alex Howes

 

 

 

 

 

“We didn’t want to bring WorldTour cycling to Kanza. This is a great event, and we didn’t want our presence to change anything. We were just a group of friends here to participate in this amazing event, and that’s exactly what it’s been. We went out there and gave it our best and tried to have fun doing it.”

– Lachlan Morton

 

 

 

 

“‘This is one of the worst days of my life and one of the coolest events I have ever seen. I can’t imagine anything else like it out there. I am so happy to be here…at the finish.’

How does it compare to your hardest Euro race? ‘It’s harder.’”

– Alex Howes