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Tom 'Pidders' Pidcock

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In road racing, Pidcock is not like Pog. Pog can show up at 90% and win races and keep that form all year long. Pidcock has to be at his absolute peak to win a big race on the road. You will see Pidcock struggle through races and then get that road win...and after that his road form falls off again. That said, I don't see Pidcock as a grand tour winner as he's not able to hold a peak for long. On the MTB it is another story where Pidcock seems to be able to win at will.
 
Piddlers condition today was alright, he just has to massively fight the bike riding over the stones and wastes about twice as much energy doing it, shouldn't bother with cobbled classics and should just focus on the Ardennes which he excels at.

Ineos should ride for Turner in the later races, who was doing a lot of the dom work today riding the front of the group.
 
Piddlers condition today was alright, he just has to massively fight the bike riding over the stones and wastes about twice as much energy doing it, shouldn't bother with cobbled classics and should just focus on the Ardennes which he excels at.

Ineos should ride for Turner in the later races, who was doing a lot of the dom work today riding the front of the group.
He seemed a little undercooked, to be honest.
 
It's a shame they have edited that clipdown to remove the swearing. There was definitely some distaste in his tone. He was more or less saying "I don't know what to say about that really". I mean, he's a former winner of the race and multiple world/olympic champion and he's getting left for dead by someone who looks like he's out for a training ride. He must be really looking forward to the TdeF.
 
It's a shame they have edited that clipdown to remove the swearing. There was definitely some distaste in his tone. He was more or less saying "I don't know what to say about that really". I mean, he's a former winner of the race and multiple world/olympic champion and he's getting left for dead by someone who looks like he's out for a training ride. He must be really looking forward to the TdeF.
His 'What the F***' remarks probably signalled something to discuss in the Clinic
 
Comparing what works for MVDP is a mistake. He is quite unique as well.

Agreed.
I just don't think Pidcock has the physiological talent to compete with the best road riders. He'd make a world class Ardennes specialist in a bygone era.

He seems too small to have good engine/endurance for long, attritional races and he doesn't seem to have the pure aerobic ability of a top class climber either.
 

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