'I'm not in a rush to fully commit to a Grand Tour,' says Tom Pidcock, as Vuelta a España beckons

The Brit is determined to continue his multi-discipline programme even as he prepares for his Grand Tour debut

Tom Pidcock
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Tom Pidcock says he's in no rush to fully commit to racing Grand Tours as his debut three-week stage race, the 2021 Vuelta a España, beckons.

The day after taking gold in the mountain bike event at the Tokyo Olympics, Pidcock was back out on his road bike, seeing a bit more of Japan than the four walls of his hotel room as he tries to squeeze in as many kilometres as he can before the Vuelta starts in Bilbao on August 14.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.