Tom Pidcock: I came of age today

Tom Pidcock
Tom Pidcock (Trinity Racing) of Great Britain won his first major international cyclo-cross event as an elite rider on Sunday at Superprestige Gavere (Image credit: Getty Images)

Face still caked in the stuff, Tom Pidcock (Trinity Racing) was well aware of the significance of what he’d just done over the course of an hour in the Gavere mud. "Today I think I came of age," he said in the aftermath of his Superprestige victory on Sunday.

This was Pidcock’s first major international victory as an elite cyclo-cross rider. There were plenty of encouraging performances from his debut campaign in the top level, not least his second place behind Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) at the World Championships in February, but Sunday’s victory marked a major step in his career. 

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