Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) is the reigning mountain bike Olympic and world champion, a successful Classics racer on the road, and former cyclo-cross world champion.
Pidcock was introduced to the international cycling community in 2017 during the last year of his junior career, where he won the junior edition of Paris-Roubaix and the World Championships time trial.
As an U23 rider, Pidcock initially placed more of his attention off-road with his road cycling limited mostly to the big U23 races on the calendar. While the likes of Remco Evenepoel and Quinn Simmons skipped the U23 level and vaulted straight to the World Tour level, Pidcock took the more traditional approach and only elevated to the highest level of pro cycling in 2021 when he signed for Ineos Grenadiers.
Immediately upon entering the WorldTour, Pidcock made his presence known, with strong showings in the early Classics and his first pro win at De Brabantse Pijl ahead of Wout van Aert. That result was followed by a controversially close second to Van Aert at Amstel Gold Race, and then a string of successful mountain bike races in the lead into a gold medal performance in Tokyo during the summer.
In 2022, Pidcock won the cyclo-cross World Championship in the US before he returned his focus to the road and found success at his first Tour de France with a stage win at the top of Alpe d’Huez. In 2023, Pidcock chose to focus on road racing instead of defending his 'cross title and went on to take a memorable solo victory at Strade Bianche, though he returned to off-road success by winning the cross-country mountain bike world title in Glasgow.
His 2024 will be built around the Ardennes Classics, Tour de France and Paris Olympic Games.
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