Where can I buy Tom Pidcock's tyres? A video of the Briton's incredible descent

Tom Pidcock railing a corner on the Galibier
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Genuine question: where can I buy Tom Pidcock's tyres? On stage 12 of the Tour de France, with the breakaway a few minutes up the road and seemingly established, Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) attacked soon after the peloton crested the top of the Col du Galibier. On the 17km descent that followed, the 22-year-old Briton gave the Tour de France - and in turn, its millions of viewers - a lesson in bike handling. He also gave his tyre sponsor a marketing story to tell for years to come. 

Tom Pidcock appeared to defy the known limits of tyre grip as he flew down the descent, and within 4km, he had carved 35 seconds of an advantage over the peloton. Soon after, he shot around the outside of Matis Louvel (Arkea Samsic) and quickly caught Chris Froome, who had attacked some 5km before him. His ability to read the road, hit every apex and use every centimetre of the road to gain free seconds was labelled by many as mesmerising. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.