Tom Pidcock says Amstel Gold Race photo finish created 'more questions than answers'

The Brit says photo finishes should be '100 per cent accurate' in a hastily deleted tweet, while no actual question or investigation into the photo finish has been launched

Amstel Gold Race 2021 (Eric Lalmand/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Tom Pidcock has said the photo finish of the 2021 Amstel Gold Race has created more questions than answers, after Wout van Aert beat him by the smallest of margins, and that photo finishes should be "100 per cent accurate".

After a breathtaking finale, which saw the two cyclocross stars go off the front of the group of favourites alongside Max Schachmann, then sprinting for the line as the chase closed in behind, Pidcock and Van Aert were left to wait for what seemed like an eternity while the official result was verified.

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