TOM PIDCOCK CLAIMED AN OUSTANFING VICTORY AT THE WORLD CYCLO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS TO SECURE THE RAINBOW JERSEY IN FAYETTEVILLE.
"That was always going to be a super hard race. The drier it became the more the Belgians were trying to ride a tactical race. I just went out there as if I was going to war – I was having none of it – and I found my opportunity and made it stick.
"With Wout (Van Aert) and Mathieu (van der Poel) not being here I think it almost became harder to win the race. It was almost that everyone expected the race to be easier now. But you can’t go into the race with that mentality – it’s going to be a super hard race no matter who is in the race. But we came here with a plan and a process and we just stuck to the process.
"It turned out good in the end. But coming to America, arriving a week before, sitting in a hotel the stress just builds and it’s a tough one to manage for sure."