Pro cyclists like Tom Pidcock aren’t one-trick pedalling machines, here’s how a broad skill base can improve your road riding

The world’s best cyclists are consummate all-round athletes

Image shows Tom Pidcok riding a road bike on the left and a mountain bike on the right.
(Image credit: Getty Images: Michael Steele / NurPhoto)

Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) stormed up Alpe d'Huez on stage 12 to take his maiden Tour de France victory. And in doing so, the reigning Olympic mountain bike gold medallist and World cyclocross champion has further confirmed that he is a powerhouse across three disciplines: road, MTB and cyclocross. 

What’s more, the 22 year-old is not the only British rider with a very broad skill base who is succeeding at the top level across multiple disciplines.

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