Tom 'Pidders' Pidcock

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Well, it can't be December. He rode Namur on December 20th, after having won in Gavere on December 13th. No way we went between weekends from Belgium to UK back to Belgium with all the covid restrictions in place.
You are right, that can't be right. Here's the Strava run: https://www.strava.com/activities/4748319774

It says 18th December 2020 as date, but the time of activity starts at around 1222:22:53. 1222 hours is 51 days. Add that to 18th December and you get 6th February.

I think we can conclude that he needs to get a new watch :D
 
I must admit I'm really looking forward to seeing this guy in bigger races. Even though Remco is probably an even more unique talent, I can't remember any talents who first wins PR juniors and espoirs, wins the baby Giro after winning all the toughest mountain stages the following year, and then continues by beating a top rider like Van der Poel in cyclocross.

The 20s could potentially be a much better decade for cycling than the last decade:

Van der Poel vs Van Aert in the classics
Roglic vs Pogacar in GTs. And hopefully Remco will soon join in.
If Bernal reaches his full potential as a climber, he will also be a major player.
And last but not least, we have Pidcock who could potentially do anything.
 
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You are right, that can't be right. Here's the Strava run: https://www.strava.com/activities/4748319774

It says 18th December 2020 as date, but the time of activity starts at around 1222:22:53. 1222 hours is 51 days. Add that to 18th December and you get 6th February.

I think we can conclude that he needs to get a new watch :D
He's going to pretty extreme measures for the equivalent of "See mum? It's not woooorrr-kiiiiinnngg, I neeeeeeed a new Wahoo, and I can't wait for my birthday! I need it nooooooooow, or all the boys at Ineos are going to laugh at me!"
 
I must admit I'm really looking forward to seeing this guy in bigger races. Even though Remco is probably an even more unique talent, I can't remember any talents who first wins PR juniors and espoirs, wins the baby Giro after winning all the toughest mountain stages the following year, and then continues by beating a top rider like Van der Poel in cyclocross.

The 20s could potentially be a much better decade for cycling than the last decade:

Van der Poel vs Van Aert in the classics
Roglic vs Pogacar in GTs. And hopefully Remco will soon join in.
If Bernal reaches his full potential as a climber, he will also be a major player.
And last but not least, we have Pidcock who could potentially do anything.
If there is one rider more versatile than van der Poel, it's Pidcock.
 
But the fact that he himself believed he had run that time and published it, indeed proves that he is not one of the brightest, and has absolutely no idea of athletic times (what he should know approxymately as a top sportsman).
 
looked it up on world athletics.org and that time, had it been done on a track and electronically timed, would have been top 15 in Europe.

Maybe he should be checking how good his swimming is as he can clearly smash the other two disciplines of the Triathlon.
Obviously the reason he joined Ineos is so he can train with Cameron Wurf. He must be trying to qualify for Kona 2022!;):D
 
I must admit I'm really looking forward to seeing this guy in bigger races. Even though Remco is probably an even more unique talent......
Is he though? Yes, Remco is a massive talent - however he is a road racer pure and simple. I dislike people comparing riders who are completely different. Pidcock is a multi discipline cyclist - in fact the only one who you can compare him to is MvdP.

The first MTB World Cup will be interesting; his lap times in the U23 races last year were comparable to the Elites; can he last the full distance of the Elites? It took Mathieu a while before he won a XCO race.
 
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You are right, that can't be right. Here's the Strava run: https://www.strava.com/activities/4748319774
The distances on that track are a bit dodgy.
The 5 laps of the triangle is 5.8 km (1.7 to 7.5) on Strava, but 5.05 km traced on aerial photos in QGIS.
Start to finish is 6.6 km rather than the Strava 7.7 km (0.7 to 8.3).

If Tom got his numbers from the Strava track, he'll be about 15% out - i.e. 15:25 rather than 13:25
 
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Exactly. It's a ridiculous rule.....Let riders have their own helmet design - and it can help with identification. And you could also sell replicas...
What does the rule say?

I'm almost sure I've seen riders (team leaders) with different helmet colours from their teammates to be more visible in case of a mechanical or crashes and even team mates with different helmet models in the same stage.
 
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To be honest, I'm not sure - but I'm remember somebody mentioning that one rider can't have personal sponsorship on a kit. Which is probably why Red Bull athletes racing on the road never wear it. Just dumb......road cycling being backward, while off road embrace it.
 
What does the rule say?

I'm almost sure I've seen riders (team leaders) with different helmet colours from their teammates to be more visible in case of a mechanical or crashes and even team mates with different helmet models in the same stage.
I think Sagan has been riding with a contrasting helmet in all of his BORA years, at least since he wasn't WC anymore.

As for a more unique helmet, we all remember Paolini's:



And all the (closed) Jumbo helmets have the rider's name on them.
 
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His burst of pace and obvious powers of recovery were impressive yesterday. As you'd expect from a cross specialist. Of all the races in the calendar, Strade Bianche should suit hit. Although you could see him trying to get away on gravel climbs, I'm not sure he'd be able to hold off a chasing pack in the way Kwiato did. Looking forward to seeing him try though. Like Alaphilippe, he seems to be a combative rider, prepared to take chances.
 

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