The British thomas pidcock tearful after crossing the finish line Alpe d’Huez and add his first success to Tour de France in his second participation in a grand tour.
But the 22-year-old, who won everything in mountain biking, made sure he had higher ambitions for the future and that he wanted to compete on the Tour not just to score a stage.
“I’ve won at one stage, I’ve accomplished that goal. but I am ambitious. This year I am here to learn, when I compare myself to cyclists like Pogacar or Vingegaard I realize that I am still lacking in experience, but in the future I want to go here with other goals than winning a stage “, said the Ineos rider.
Pidcock became the youngest winner in the Alpe d’Huez, 70 years after first climbing one of the most legendary peaks of the French round.
“It was an incredible experience, climbing the Alpe d’Huez, one of the most iconic cycling areas, was a dream for me. In addition, I escaped with Froome, that is one of my idols ”, he said.
The British made sure he gave his maximum, especially on the descent of the Croix de Fer, where his skill as a rider was seen.
“I grew up on a bike, in the woods, in the mud. I came home very dirty. But I learned to control the bike to the limit, to get off very fast. My lowering qualities are natural“, he assured.
The Ineos cyclist said he should be the one to do the most work in the breakaway, as he is the strongest, but he is not convinced that success is possible until the climb to the Alpe d’Huez begins, where they have almost 6 minutes of rent.
Pidcock indicated that on his list of achievements this achievement is “just behind Olympic gold and leading the world title” achieved on mountain bike.
Source: La Verdad
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