'That was not the plan' - Inside Tom Pidcock's stunning solo victory at Strade Bianche

Cyclo-cross skills, strength, and a lack of cohesion in chasing group helps 23-year-old to become first British man to win

Tom Pidcock
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When Tom Pidcock counter attacked with 51km to go at Strade Bianche on Saturday, few thought it would he the winning move, he himself said after that it was "completely not the plan".

It did not seem initially as if this would be another race-defining action so far out from the finish, as happened last year with Tadej Pogačar. Pidcock might be special, but he's not the Slovenian, right? It did not seem certain.

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