Pidcock skips Giro d'Italia for MTB World Cups

Tom Pidcock
Tom Pidcock in action for Ineos on the mountain bike (Image credit: Michal Červený)

While a large portion of the men's peloton are heading to Hungary and Italy for the Giro d'Italia, and others use May as a training block ahead of June stage races and the Tour de France, Tom Pidcock is taking a different route as he switches disciplines to get back on his mountain bike.

The 22-year-old Olympic cross-country MTB champion is set to take in four races on the mountain bike this month in Germany and the Czech Republic, bypassing the chance to race his second career Grand Tour at the Giro d'Italia.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

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