Tom Pidcock to launch cyclocross rainbow jersey next weekend

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Tom Pidcock will debut his world champion cyclocross rainbow stripes next weekend.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider has reconfirmed on social media that he will compete in his first cyclocross events of the 2022-23 season later this month.

“Cross is coming,” Pidcock wrote on instagram. “I can’t wait to race in these beautiful stripes for the first time in just over a week.”

Pidcock, 23, is due to take part in the Merksplas SuperPrestige race on November 19 and will take part in the World Cup stage the following day in Overijs.

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Pidcock has not raced in any discipline since early September in the shortened Tour of Britain.

Pidcock hasn’t raced in his world cyclocross championship jersey since winning at Fayetteville in January.

He chose to finish his cyclocross season there as he was aiming to take a break before building up his road season, capped by a spectacular stage win at Alpe d’Huez in the Tour de France.

The 23-year-old has yet to confirm any other dates on his cyclo-cross schedule, or if he will defend his world title in February.

“I don’t know yet, crossing in the winter and being good at the classics is a tough combination,” Pidcock said. Sporza during the presentation of the Tour last month. “I will definitely cross, although I don’t know exactly how much yet.”

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