Tom Pidcock puts Tour de France debut back until 2023

Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) during Amstel Gold Race
Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) during Amstel Gold Race (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) has played down any expectations for his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a España, after taking time to celebrate his mountain bike gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games and revealing his Tour de France debut will not happen until 2023.

Pidcock is only 10 months younger than double Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) but has a different career trajectory. He dominated the Under-23 Giro d'Italia 2020 but has also won the Junior and U23 editions of Paris-Roubaix, and like Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) he enjoys racing mountain bikes and cyclo-cross.

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