Tom Pidcock’s hopes of a Tour de France debut have been given a boost, with the Ineos Grenadiers rider back on the bike after a quick recovery from COVID-19.
Pidcock tested positive for the virus last Friday morning, leaving the Tour de Suisse and facing question marks over his participation in the Tour de France.
However, it has taken just five days for him to get the virus out of his system.
On Wednesday morning, Pidcock posted a photo of a negative test on social media. He took the opportunity to get straight back out on his bike, publishing details of a 56km ride near his home in Andorra.
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The previous evening, he had already done an hour-long ride on his indoor trainer.
With nine days until the Grand Départ in Copenhagen, provided he suffers no lingering after-effects of the virus, Pidcock could be on course to ride the Tour for the first time."Game on," was the caption Pidcock chose when uploading his latest ride to Strava.Pidcock has done two short rides and will likely ease his way back into training, in line with team and UCI post-COVID protocols. The UCI also recommends health tests, including a heart exam, before full training is resumed but Ineos Grenadiers […]