POLL: How will Tom Pidcock's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

Tom Pidcock is one of the most interesting riders to focus on during this year's Tour de France. The Olympic champion is focusing on Mountain Biking pre and post Tour, but he will aim to fight for the overall classification at the Grand Boucle.

The Briton has ridden the previous two Tours but has not cracked the Top10 in either. In 2022 he won on the Alpe d'Huez and was 16th, and last year he was 13th. In both occasions he stayed in the Top10 until the second week but then faded. A strong climber but one who is not very consistent... But most importantly one who is not a specialist in the high mountains where the race is often decided. So it becomes a very difficult task.

Pidcock was ninth at Tirreno-Adriatico and won Amstel Gold Race this spring, and after a training block he raced to a good result at the Tour de Suisse. After his sixth spot in Suisse, Pidcock was quite positive on his form: "I think this week really shows what training can do. We raced in the mountains for five days in a row and I got better every day, so that's very positive for me."

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Pidcock will need all the consistency he can get, and thrive in the high-altitude, and multi-mountain stages, which is far from his specialty as a rider. INEOS will also have Carlos Rodríguez and Egan Bernal as leaders for the race, whilst the Briton is not only set for, but wants a free role throughout the three weeks.

"I am going to decide what I want my Tour to be this year," Pidcock said in a recent interview with PA news agency. "Nobody else. Otherwise you don’t get anything from me. I need to be able to believe in my mission at the Tour."


How will Tom Pidcock's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

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