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Tom Pidcock wins on Alpe D'Huez… and what a downhill overtaking!

Olympic mountain bike champion, cyclocross world champion and winner of a stage in the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez.

The spectacular descent of Pidcock to go on to win the stage of Alpe D'Huez

Thomas Pidcock, only 22 years old, can boast a champion's record. Victories in all disciplines. Every 5 months he signs a masterpiece in a different sector of cycling. For the uninitiated, today he won on the Alpe D'Huez in the Tour de France battling with a certain Chris Froome! But what I liked about Pidcock in the Alpe d'Huez stage was the show he did on the downhill: truly another step compared to the other athletes around him. Including Chris Froome, known as a good downhill skier. Beautiful overtaking outside to remove the paint from the athlete of Team Arkéa-Samsic (see video below).

Pidcock is currently the youngest ever winner on Alpe d'Huez al Tour, beating the primacy of Lucio Herrera who won this climb in 1984 at just over 23 years of age. But not only that, because, overcoming Cavendish, he is also the youngest British rider to win a stage in the history of the Grande Boucle.

Tom Pidcock - © ASO / Pauline Ballet)

«This morning the idea was to go on the run. Yesterday I lost several minutes in general, enough to get a day of freedom today. But I knew that the group would not let me go easily when the escape on the Col du Galibier climb started. But so I thought that no one would risk following me downhillHe explains with a smile, thinking back to the insane swoop towards the valley floor to catch the fugitives. He drew breathtaking curves along the hairpin bends of the Galibier: «The gap was not large and I immediately thought I could fill it. It was a perfect action».

tomas pidcock wins alpe d'huez
Nico Vereecken / PN / SprintCyclingAgency © 2022

«This was one of my best experiences ever on the bike. It was unreal. I had to do the slalom around the fans, banners and flags. The sensations you get on this Tour de France climb are not experienced anywhere else". Bravo Tom! Now we wait for you on fat wheels.

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