An unstoppable Tom Pidcock wins the e-MTB XCO World Championship 2020
A year after the first e-MTB XCO World Championship was organised, British cyclist Tom Pidcock has won the rainbow jersey in this category. The young Pidcock won last week the two U23 World Cups he competed in and is already very real asset for the future of mountain biking
Tom Pidcock e-MTB XCO 2020 World Champion
The Frenchman Jerome Gilloux was second last year and he didn't want the same thing to happen in 2020, so he started to push from lap 1 and led by more than half a minute until lap 4 of 5. At that moment the cyclist who is demanding more attention in the last days, the British Tom Pidcock, appeared.
Pidcock was already among our favourites after he managed to win the last two XCO U-23 World Cups just a few days after competing in the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Imola. Thomas Pidcock has done it again.
Your 2020 UCI E-MTB World Champion.. @Tompid— UCI MTB (@UCI_MTB) October 7, 2020
Amazing ride by the @BritishCycling rider #Leogang2020 pic.twitter.com/KY9sWPRCYF
Tom Pidcock went from less to more during the whole race and from going 30" behind the leader, on the last lap he overtook Gilloux and got a more than half minute advantage over him.
At the finish line Tom Pidcock won, Gilloux was second and Simon Andreassen third.
Results: e-MTB XC - Leogang World Championships 2020
- Thomas Pidcock 1:01:41
- Jerome Gilloux +35"
- Simon Andreassen +41"
- Martino Fruet +1,21´
- Joris Ryf +1,16´