Tom Pidcock eyes ‘bigger ambitions’ at Tour de France after first stage win

Yorkshireman ranks victory on Alpe d'Huez as his second best achievement after Olympic mountain bike gold

tom Pidcock wins on Alpe d'Huez at the 2022 Tour de France
(Image credit: Michael Steele / Getty)

Tom Pidcock said he now has “bigger ambitions” at the Tour de France in the future after claiming his maiden stage win in his first ever Tour.

Pidcock used his off-road honed descending skills to infiltrate the break on stage 11 to Alpe d’Huez and then attacked and dropped his breakaway companions around 10km from the line to claim his first ever stage win at the Tour de France.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.