Tom Pidcock: In the Cross Fire

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The following excerpt is written by Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) and is featured in the 2021 edition of The Road Book  – available to buy now. 

The Road Book features nearly 900 pages packed with race reports, statistics, team profiles, infographics, trivia, and photography from the 2021 season. In addition, exclusive accounts from cycling’s biggest stars, including Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix winners Tadej Pogacar and Lizzie Deignan, sit alongside contributions from the cream of cycling writers and journalists.

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