Tom Pidcock 'should be on the start line' for Yorkshire Worlds despite heavy crash at Tour de l'Avenir

The 20-year-old revealed his crash left him with concussion, lost teeth and a limp, but that he will recover in time for the World Road Race Championships

Tour de Yorkshire/Tom Pidcock (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

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Tom Pidcock has said he should still make the start line at the Yorkshire World Championships in September despite crashing heavily during the Tour de l'Avenir last week.

The 20-year-old, who had been leading the points classification and was ninth on GC, crashed in the final kilometre of stage six, having made the final selection to contest the stage victory.

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