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The 2021 EF Education-NIPPO kit launches in April.

30 January 2021

When we returned to the men's professional peloton back in 2019, we knew we didn’t want to partner with any old pro team. The professional sport can be stifling at times but with the packed roster of charismatic riders on board at EF Education-Nippo, we knew we could shake the sport up.

Two years on, we’ve taken to the podium at some of the world’s most prestigious races, from de Ronde to la Vuelta; we’ve explored a raft of new places with our alternative calendar series; and in so doing we’ve taken the sport of cycling to a new fans in all corners of the planet.

In 2021, we’re looking forward to more of the same, with some fresh faces to add to our cast of familiar ones. As usual, Lachlan Morton will be living a double life as a WorldTour pro turned endurance racer. And this year, he’ll be taking more of his teammates along with him.

“Cycling is a very old school sport with a heap of traditions but at this team we go against the grain.”

 

– Lachlan Morton

The Races

 

MIGRATION GRAVEL

An unexpected season opener sees Lachlan Morton head to Kenya for a 600km off-road race without a single stretch of tarmac. Organised by local Maasai tribespeople, MGR helps to fund local cycling initiatives.

 

Cape Epic

8 days. 647 kilometres. 15,550 metres climbing. Colloquially called the Tour de France of mountain biking, Cape Epic entrants race the stages in pairs across the rugged mountain trails, rocky singletrack and sandy farm roads of South Africa’s Western Cape.

 

TRO BRO LEON

A little-known yet notorious race on the French calendar, Tro Bro Leon takes the best road racers in the world on a whistle stop tour of Brittany’s back roads. Pure power is key but bike handling and strategy play crucial parts too. Oh, and the victor wins a pig.

The Riders

RAPHA GONE RACING

Subscribe to Gone Racing on YouTube, a series that follows the highs and lows of a year on the road with a pro cycling team. And get excited for off-road exploits to come in 2021 with our award winning alternative calendar films.

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JOINING THE DOTS

Taking a break from the usual WorldTour calendar, Lachlan Morton rides the length of mainland UK. Setting off from Cornwall, he was joined by dotwatchers on his way north to John o’ Groats.

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LEADVILLE TRAIL 100

On Saturday 10th August, EF Education First Pro Cycling competed at the third event of their alternative racing calendar, the Leadville Trail 100, a 100-mile, out-and-back MTB race in the high mountains of Colorado.

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UP AND DOWN YORKSHIRE’S THREE PEAKS

Ahead of the latest episode of EF Gone Racing at the alternative calendar, read how Lachlan Morton fared in the legendary dash through the Dales.

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