Pidcock third while Vos vanquishes Brand in final World Cup round before cyclocross World Championships

Next weekend will see riders compete for the rainbow bands in America

Tom Pidcock
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Tom Pidcock finished third in his final race before the cyclocross World Championships next weekend, where he will have a good chance of taking the rainbow jersey given the absence of both Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert.

Today's World Cup round in Hoogerheide was a reminder to more casual followers of the discipline that there are more than three riders who spend their winters running through muddy fields bike in hand, however. The Belgian Eli Iserbyt finished first, his seventh World Cup victory this season, while the Dutchman was runner-up two seconds in arrears, Pidcock trailing another second later. Both men will line up alongside Pidcock next weekend in Fayetteville.

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