Tom Pidcock ready to race full gas to avoid a photo finish at La Flèche Wallonne

Brabantse Pijl 2021
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Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) has promised to race “full gas” at Wednesday’s La Flèche Wallonne, “so no miss-placed photo finish is required,” suggesting he will try to avoid the need for a photo finish atop the Mur de Huy after technology ruled that Wout Van Aert beat him by just 0.004 of a second at Amstel Gold Race.   

The Ineos Grenadiers leader made the comments via Instagram before editing the post, perhaps still hurting about missing out on victory by such a narrow margin. He returned to the debate about the positioning of the photo finish equipment when Ineos named their team for La Flèche Wallonne with a photo of the 21-year-old British rider. “But where is the finish line?” Pidcock wrote on Twitter.

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