'I'll be there soon' says Tom Pidcock after impressing once more with top five at Strade Bianche

'I was thinking, yeah this is quite cool,' says the Brit after making the selection containing the world's top riders on the Tuscan gravel roads

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There was a moment more than 150km into Strade Bianche where Tom Pidcock looked around and found himself surrounded by only the best riders this planet has to offer.

Two Tour de France winners in Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers), world champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), and the eponymous pairing of Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert battled it out in what was a mouthwatering spectacle against the picturesque Tuscan setting.

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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.