The ‘cross world champion, and Olympic MTB gold medallist Tom Pidcock won iconic Alpe d’Huez climb on Bastille Day, taking a famous win in his Tour de France debut. With the victory, he is the youngest to ever win on the famous climb. An Olympic champion triumphs at @alpedhuez and the favourites hold on after a day marked by the heat Here are the highlights of the 12th stage of the #TDF2022 pic.twitter.com/AT6QjXS5yA — Tour de France™ (@LeTour) July 14, 2022 He also jumped up the standings, now sitting in eighth place in the GC.
Although his climb up the Alpe was impressive, dropping both Louis Meintjes and former TdF winner Chris Froome, his descent was a thing of beauty. Pidcock would bridge up the the breakaway on the descent, and his skills were outstanding.
Check out his amazing ride down the mountain below. "It’s beautiful to watch a confident descender… but it still leaves you with your heart in your mouth!" Simply ����������� (or terrifying) from Tom Pidcock #TDF2022 | @discoveryplusUK pic.twitter.com/ZfnEkzdzN4 — Eurosport (@eurosport) July 14, 2022