Tour de France 2022: Tom Pidcock takes maiden victory by powering up Alpe d'Huez on stage 12

Pidcock struck a knockout blow with 10km remaining, with Louis Meintjes second and Chris Froome crossing the line third

Tom Pidcock Tour de France
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Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) powered up Alpe d'Huez on stage 12 to take the first Tour de France victory of his career, achieved with a solo effort towards the summit finish. 

In doing so the British rider - the reigning Olympic mountain bike gold medallist and World cyclocross champion - fulfilled many pundits' predictions that he could be a force to be reckoned with at the Grand Tours.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.