Mathieu van der Poel beats Tom Pidcock in latest UCI MTB World Cup round

Tom Pidcock says he couldn't get into his biggest gear for the sprint finish

Mathieu van der Poel
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Mathieu van der Poel beat Tom Pidcock to claim the Nove Mesto round of the UCI MTB World Cup in the Czech Republic.

After a whittling down process as the laps progressed, it was eventually decided by a sprint finish, with Pidcock opening his dash for the line first in the final few hundred metres before Van der Poel overtook him at the last to win by a bike length.

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