Pidcock: I don't want to be third every time to Van Aert and Van der Poel

TRENTINO ITALY DECEMBER 12 Thomas Pidcock of The United Kingdom and INEOS Grenadiers competes during the 1st Val di Sole UCI CycloCross Worldcup 2021 Mens Elite CXWorldCup on December 12 2021 in Trentino Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Pidcock was third in Val di Sole last weekend (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Tom Pidcock is out to expand the 'big two' to a 'big three' this cyclo-cross season, stating his intention to get the better of Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel at least once in the next few weeks. 

That moment will not come this weekend, with Van Aert and Van der Poel – who have shared the last seven world titles – both absent from Saturday's World Cup race in Rucphen in the Netherlands and Sunday's World Cup in Namur, Belgium. 

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