Tom Pidcock out of Strade Bianche with stomach virus

The Brit will instead rest up ahead of a busy Classics campaign

Tom Pidcock
(Image credit: Getty)

Tom Pidcock has been forced to miss Strade Bianche due to a stomach virus he's been suffering from in the week leading up to the Italian one-day race.

The Brit will instead return home to recover ahead of a packed Classics campaign, which will see him compete in most of the biggest races this spring.

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