Tom Pidcock 'getting stronger each day' at Vuelta a España

PICO VILLUERCAS SPAIN AUGUST 28 Thomas Pidcock of United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers competes in the breakaway during the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 14 a 1657km stage from Don Benito to Pico Villuercas 1580m lavuelta LaVuelta21 on August 28 2021 in Pico Villuercas Spain Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) racing to fourth place on stage 14 of the Vuelta a España (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Tom Pidcock heads into the final week of his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a España improving day by day and having admitted that he wasn't sure about starting the race after taking Olympic mountain bike gold.

Speaking in a press conference on Monday's second rest day, the Ineos Grenadiers youngster said that he hadn't done much training between his Tokyo gold medal on July 26 and the start of the Vuelta a España in Burgos on August 14.

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