Tom Pidcock wins first mountain bike race again by greater than three minutes
It didn’t decide Tom Pidcock lengthy to change his spectacular originate from his debut knowledgeable road racing season as he returned to the mountain bike, profitable his first bustle succor by higher than three minutes.
The Ineos Grenadiers rider paused his road season after Flèche Wallonne to swap disciplines to mountain bike racing earlier than this summer time season’s Tokyo Olympic Video games.
Regardless of not totally improving in time from a atomize at Flèche to bustle Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Pidcock had clearly disregarded any lingering bumps and bruises by the point of the Swiss Bike Cup in Leukerbad this weekend.
Pidcock’s coach, Kurt Bogaerts, had mentioned within the invent-up that this predominant bustle succor turned as quickly as all about making the transition from the highway to the mountain bike, nonetheless the younger Brit wasted no time in hanging the opponents to the sword, the Frenchman Titouan Carod ending in a miles-off second enlighten.
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After handiest 20 minutes of racing, Pidcock had lengthy gone off on his personal in pursuit of victory, developing his lead the entire machine up besides the attain line, no disagreements over symbolize finishes needed this time spherical.
Following on from the Swiss Bike Cup comes a special of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup events for Pidcock, with a notice to qualifying for the upcoming Olympics.
First up is the World Cup spherical in Albstadt, Germany, on May merely 9, earlier than Nove Mesto within the Czech Republic per week later. Then it’s Leogang, Austria, on June 12-13, earlier than hopefully the Olympic stunning nation match on July 26.
Pidcock has already impressed at some point of his first road season for Ineos, taking his first knowledgeable victory at Brabantse Pijl handiest two months after making his debut.
When he returns to the highway, he’s rumoured to be making his Gigantic Tour debut on the Vuelta a España in August.