Tom Pidcock beats Van der Poel in the Superprestige Gavere
At the last World Cup, where Van der Poel got the rainbow jersey, we saw that Britain's Tom Pidcock was very close to his performance finishing in second position. That gap has just been broken today at the Superprestige Gavere, Belgium, where Pidcock was first in a solo performance ahead of Van der Poel.
Tom Pidcock beats Van der Poel in his first major elite victory
At only 21 years of age Tom Pidcock, Trinity Racing, has just confirmed what many have suspected for some years. We are looking at a real cycling phenomenon.
If yesterday we saw how Pidcock closed a podium in which Van der Poel and Eli Iserbyt finished ahead of him, today in the Superprestige Gavere, the British driver did not want to leave anything to chance and won from the first lap.
Pidcock attacked from the very beginning and many thought he had been too quick when Van der Poel and Toon Aerts reached him. They were wrong. The young British rider, with the help of several mistakes by his rivals, rode the last two and a half laps alone and reached the finish line first with 25 seconds over Van der Poel and 44 seconds over Toon Aerts.
- Thomas Pidcock (GB) Trinity Racing 0:58:11
- Mathieu van der Poel (NED) Alpecin Fenix +0:00:25
- Toon Aerts (BEL) Telenet Baloise Lions +0:00:44
- Eli Iserbyt (BEL) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal +0:00:54
- Lars van der Haar (NED Telenet Baloise Lions +0:01:01