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European Championships Munich 2022: Great Britain’s Tom Pidcock rides to mountain bike cross-country gold

European Championships Munich 2022: Great Britain's Tom Pidcock rides to mountain bike cross-country gold

Great Britain’s Tom Pidcock produced a dominant display as he won men’s mountain bike cross-country gold at the European Championships in Munich. Olympic champion Pidcock,…

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Great Britain’s Tom Pidcock produced a dominant display as he won men’s mountain bike cross-country gold at the European Championships in Munich.

Olympic champion Pidcock, 23, completed the 34.9km course in one hour 18 minutes nine seconds after moving clear on the fifth lap of the eight-lap race.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider is the first Briton to win the European title.

Denmark’s Sebastian Fini Carstensen claimed silver and Switzerland’s Filippo Colombo took the bronze.

Fellow Briton Cameron Orr, who placed fourth at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, crossed the line 12th in 1:19:08.

European glory is the latest notable triumph in the versatile Pidcock’s remarkable start to his professional career.

Having become the first Briton to clinch an Olympic medal in mountain biking with his golden ride aged 21 at Tokyo 2020, he broke further new ground for his nation by winning the Cyclo-cross World Championship in Arkansas, USA, in January.Then, in perhaps the most emphatic display of his talent to date, the Leeds-born rider became the youngest ever winner on the iconic Alpe d’Huez stage as he took a stunning solo victory at the Tour de France in July. Tom Pidcock became the youngest winner on the iconic Alpe d’Huez stage at the Tour de France in July At the Olympiapark on Friday, it was France’s Joshua Dubau who made the first threatening move at the front of the race during the fourth lap but Pidcock – who had settled in to the lead group after starting 34th on the grid and suffering an […]

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