'I didn't think I would be that strong' says Tom Pidcock after Cyclocross Worlds silver

The Brit finished just over a minute behind Mathieu van der Poel

Tom Pidcock at the 2020 Cyclocross World Championships (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Tom Pidcock has said he's surprised with his silver medal at the 2020 Cyclocross World Championships, where he finished best of the rest behind now three-time winner Mathieu van der Poel, in what was the Brits first participation in the elite Worlds event.

"To be honest I didn't think I would be that strong," Pidcock said. "I knew this course and these conditions would suit me. It was incredible."

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