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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