Pidcock powers to team's first MTB success

02 May 2021

Pidcock powers to team's first MTB success

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Swiss Bike Cup, Leukerbad

Tom Pidcock sealed the INEOS Grenadiers' first mountain bike race win with a resounding victory at the Swiss Bike Cup.

Pidcock attacked on the second lap of the Leukerbad course, quickly gaining a lead of almost 30 seconds by the start of the next lap. 

By the fourth lap the lead over Titouan Carod had stretched to over a minute, with the French rider unable to catch the 21 year old. 

The gap continued to grow as the laps passed, with Pidcock finishing three minutes clear of Carod to celebrate the team's first off-road win.

Tom Pidcock

“It was a good race and I felt really good. I had good fun. The first mountain bike this year so I can’t complain.

“It’s a good course. It suited me very well with the climb and I came here in preparation for the World Cups, to dial in different points across the team.”