Tom Pidcock puts on a show to take mountain bike gold at European Championships

MUNICH GERMANY AUGUST 19 Tom Pidcock of Great Britian crosses the line to celebrate winning gold in the Mens CrossCountry during the cycling Mountain Bike competition on day 9 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Olympiapark on August 19 2022 in Munich Germany Photo by Alexander HassensteinGetty Images
Tom Pidcock wins the European title (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tom Pidcock's palmarès continues to expand, with the multi-talented British youngster becoming the European champion in the XC mountain bike at the European Championships on Friday. 

The 23-year-old Briton is already the Olympic champion in the discipline after his victory in Tokyo last year, and marked himself out as the favourite for the world title at next week's World Championships in France. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.