Tom Pidcock: There's a lot of things I've learned at debut Tour de France

HAUTACAM FRANCE JULY 21 Thomas Pidcock of United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers competes during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 18 a 1432km stage from Lourdes to Hautacam 1520m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 21 2022 in Hautacam France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) comes to the end of a debut Tour de France to remember (Image credit: Tim de WaeleGetty Images)

From catching COVID-19 at the Tour de Suisse to now riding into Paris with a top 20 finish and, more importantly, victory on L'Alpe d'Huez under his belt, Tom Pidcock has enjoyed what has perhaps been the most impressive Tour de France of the 40 debutants who took the start in Copenhagen three weeks ago.

The 22-year-old has been a vital part of what, ultimately, has been a successful Tour campaign for Ineos Grenadiers, which saw Geraint Thomas return to the final podium while Adam Yates rounded out the top 10 despite suffering a chest infection in the final week.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.