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The UCI Americas Tour, a prestigious season-long points series recognizing consistent performance on the continent, finished with Jelly Belly Cycling presented by MAXXIS’ Lachlan Morton on top.

Morton, recently named amongst the hottest transfers to watch in 2017, kicked off 2016 with wins in the Boulevard Road Race and Tour of the Gila. Luck was elsewhere during Tour of California, where a stellar ride to the summit finish at Gibraltar was followed by an untimely crash on the stage into Laguna Seca.  The Team, a significant factor in each of the season’s wins, was also nursing a collection of injuries there.  Everything came back together for Tour of Utah, where a Continental team rider took an unprecedented victory after regaining the lead on the final stage.

Morton returns to European-based international racing in 2017 after two years of Continental racing and realigning his love of riding with top-level racing through well-documented adventures with his brother and a revolving cast of co-conspirators. Look for another installment soon.

“This is a great recognition of an incredible season for Lachlan,” said Director Danny van Haute.  “The Americas Tour overall is awarded to an individual, but The Team played an enormous part in putting Lachlan into that position and everyone on this year’s team should be proud.”