Tom Pidcock wins first mountain bike race back by more than three minutes

The 21-year-old wasted no time getting back to winning ways after switching from road racing to mountain biking

Tom Pidcock at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne earlier in the year (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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It didn't take Tom Pidcock long to transfer his impressive form from his debut professional road racing season as he returned to the mountain bike, winning his first race back by more than three minutes.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider paused his road season after Flèche Wallonne to switch disciplines to mountain bike racing ahead of this summer's Tokyo Olympic Games.

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