TOM PIDCOCK STRIKES GOLD IN TOKYO

Tom Pidcock wins Olympic gold in the mens XC at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

 

Great Britain’s Tom Pidcock has won the gold medal in the Men’s Olympic XC Mountain Bike Race at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Pidcock riding the AXON34 WERX suspension fork and Edge rear shock went hard from the start before settling in with the Swiss duo of Mathias Flueckiger and defending champion Nino Schurter until lap 4. At the start of lap 5 Pidcock was on his own before soloing in for the gold medal ahead of Flueckiger and Spain’s David Valero Serrano who overtook Schurter for Bronze. Pidcock who only 2 months earlier fractured his collarbone is the youngest Olympic Mountain Bike Gold Medalist at the age of 21.

 

Tom Pidcock chased by multiple world champion Nino Schurter.

Tom Pidcock followed by Switzerlands Nino Schurter and Mathias Flueckiger in a technical rock section.

Tom on his way to Olympic Gold….

Triumph! Tom Pidcock of Great Britain wins the men's cross-country race and is crowned Olympic Champion.

Tom celebrates with his coach Kurt Bogaerts.

Photos by SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd)