Pidcock seventh in Duns

05 Sep 2022

Pidcock seventh in Duns

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Tour of Britain - Stage 2 » Hawick › Duns, 175.2km

Tom Pidcock sprinted to seventh place on day two of the Tour of Britain as the race completed its time in Scotland.

The Grenadiers rode hard to help control the race, pushing on in exposed terrain in a bid to make it a tough run-in. A second day of strong headwinds made life difficult and nullified a number of possible attacks.

Richie Porte again put in a strong turn on the run-in in his final race. Omar Fraile finished in the peloton to remain well placed, now third overall, eight seconds back on Corbin Strong (Israel-PremierTech). Pidcock sits fifth overall, while Magnus Sheffield also holds a strong GC position after launching an attack of his own during the stage.


- Magnus Sheffield

"The plan was to try and bring Tom and Omar into the sprint and see how Tom could go in the final. The last hour was super hard, especially with the headwind over the last three climbs. Kwiato punched it really hard and we were able to string out the bunch. But then everyone started looking at each other, especially Israel. But over the last climb the race really started to go off again and I was able to follow Dylan Teuns. It got kind of messy but it was just Omar and Tom in the end and Tom was able to finish in the top 10.
"We have to just keep on chomping at the bit. Richie was able to ride really well again in the final. The wind really influences the race, especially when it’s really open. It would be nice if it was a bit more cross or tailwind – it would make the race a bit more exciting rather than neutralising it. It was another tough day.
"Today we actually got to enjoy the views a bit more now that we had some sun and it wasn’t just pouring rain. The start was really spectacular with the rolling hills. I really enjoyed it."