Pozzato gives Jack O'Sullivan his mitts as a memento

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He may not have made it to the finish of RideLondon, but Filippo Pozzato still managed to make one young fan’s day as they went for a short ride together after the Italian abandoned the race.

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With team leader Jakob Mareczko having been dropped, Pozzato pulled out of the race after the first climb up to Ranmore Common just before the 100km mark.

Pozzato then made one young fan’s day, inviting Jack O’Sullivan to ride alongside him as he made his way back along the road on Ranmore Common to the feed zone, giving Jack his racing mitts as a memento for a memorable day.

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With no Wilier Selle Italia team car around to ferry him back to London, Pozzato then apparently asked Ian O’Sullivan, Jack’s dad, how far back it was to ride, and upon hearing that it was 50km, decided better of it and jumped in the Bora-Hansgrohe team car instead.