Tom Pidcock can be spending Christmas by myself as he continues to slide cyclocross podiums in Belgium.
The British rider (Trinity Racing) has been focussed on his CX ambitions this winter, competing with enormous establish Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix).
Pidcock’s winter advertising and marketing and marketing campaign has been vastly appropriate to this level, after he beat Van der Poel in the Telenet Superprestige Gavere after which took third in the World Cup round in Namur.
But Pidcock’s success has advance with sacrifice, as he said he hasn’t considered his family or his female friend since November, and he’ll be spending Christmas by myself in Belgium.
The 21-three hundred and sixty five days-faded said in Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws: “I will celebrate Christmas on my have. I don’t peek my family and my female friend very on the full. The closing time became once in November. It’s not all about Christmas. I will save in Belgium except the depraved from Hulst (January 3) after which I will journey to practicing camp with Ineos. ”
Next season is really a prime turning level for rising enormous establish Pidcock, as can be making the jump to the WorldTour with British neat-crew Ineos Grenadiers.
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On his performance in Namur closing weekend, where Pidcock executed in the succor of winner Van der Poel and Van Aert, he said: “I felt there became yet again in me in the closing lap. It became once relating to the feeling that Wout van Aert had. I didn’t know how tough I became once. I had self-discipline my thoughts on a hit by a lead.
“If I had obtained, I wouldn’t beget learned the relaxation.
“I learned plenty by not a hit. I basically beget learned that I want to beget more self assurance in the closing lap. Wout and Mathieu are now riders I basically favor to bustle, not these I basically favor to acknowledge as a lot as. If I had believed in myself more, I could perchance well beget executed second.”