Tom Pidcock 'disappointed' with fourth at Cyclocross Worlds but happy to bide time

The Brit rues missing the podium after battling hard for bronze

(David Stockman/Belga/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: Belga/AFP via Getty Images)

Tom Pidcock says he's disappointed with narrowly missing the podium at the Cyclocross World Championships, and that he feels he had a chance of making the podium.

Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert were in a league of their own on the sandy North Sea course in Ostend, Belgium, the Dutchman eventually coming out on top, but the battle for third behind them was as intense, with Pidcock pushing Toon Aerts to the line as they fought for bronze.

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