Pidcock: Hard, fast Gent-Wevelgem is not going to end in a bunch sprint

British Tom Pidcock of Ineos Grenadiers pictured in action during the mens GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields cycling race 2489km from Ieper to Wevelgem Sunday 27 March 2022 BELGA PHOTO DIRK WAEM Photo by DIRK WAEM BELGA MAG Belga via AFP Photo by DIRK WAEMBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) during Gent-Wevelgem (Image credit: DIRK WAEMBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images)

Tom Pidcock’s busy Spring schedule didn’t originally include Gent-Wevelgem, but after being laid low by a stomach problem in recent weeks, the Briton took the start line in Ypres on Sunday to rack up some additional race miles ahead of next weekend’s Tour of Flanders.

The Ineos Grenadiers leader was forced to miss Strade Bianche, his first stated objective of the road season, due to a stomach virus. Although he returned to full training afterwards, he was afflicted by the issue once again at Milan-San Remo, where he abandoned after he was distanced on the Capo Berta.

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