Pidcock looks for the triplet: cyclo-cross, MTB and road

Tom Pidcock wants to consolidate himself in the cycling elite in the 2022 season and to endorse the great feelings that he has shown this year both on the road and on the cyclo-cross and also on the MTB, where he managed to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

At 22 years old, the young British cyclist from Ineos, who this year has won the Brabanzona Arrow, has been second in the Amstel Gold Race and sixth in the Flanders Road World Championships, In addition to the Olympic gold in MTB, he wants to continue expanding his track record and show his versatility on all terrains.

For this reason Pidcock confessed in statements to the VeloNews portal what is his great goal for 2022: to be world champion of cyclo-cross, MTB and also of Road. “I want to go to the Cyclo-cross World Cups to win. I also want to win some classics next year and I also want to ride a great lap at the Giro d’Italia. Afterwards, I will focus on the MTB in the second part of the year and trying to win the MTB World Championships. Later, I will compete on the road again. I want to be world champion in the three disciplines, cyclo-cross, MTB and Road, and yes, I will try to achieve it in the same year. But I still have to wait to see if the route suits me, because I still don’t know the route of the Road World Championship. “

A challenge that will begin very soon for Pidcock, since The Briton will face the Cyclo-Cross World Cup competitions from this December in which Wout Van Aert and Mathieu Van der Poel will also return and will have its peak in the Fayetteville World Cup.

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After the cyclocross season, Pidcock’s next big goal will be to fight for the spring classics, as he plans to compete in Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo. Tour of Flanders, Amstel Gold Race, Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. In addition, Pidcock will dare with the Giro d’Italia, a great one that he likes and in which he prevailed in his sub-23 edition in 2020.

After the Giro Pidcock will focus on the MTB World Cup tests before the World Cup, in a modality in which he has already shown that he knows how to defend himself very fluently, before returning to focus again on the road to the World Cup in Wollongong, in Australia, next September. To win the three titles in cyclo-cross, MTB and road, Pidcock would equal the feat achieved by the French Pauline Ferrand-Prevot between 2014 and 2015, when he achieved this ‘Triple Crown’. In 2022 Pidcock wants it all.

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