INEOS Grenadiers have confirmed that world cyclocross champion Tom Pidcock will start his first Tour de France on Friday (1st July). The Yorkshireman was forced to pull out of the Tour de Suisse earlier this month after testing positive for Covid along with many other riders.

According to his team, as well as gaining more grand tour experience, the twenty-two-year-old will "play an important role on the flat and in the medium mountain stages."

The full INEOS team Tour lineup is: Jonathan Castroviejo, Filippo Ganna, Daniel Martinez, Tom Pidcock, Luke Rowe, Geraint Thomas, Dylan van Baarle and Adam Yates.

The 'Big Three' of cyclocross - Pidcock, Van Aert and Van der Poel all start this edition of the Tour de France which kicks off with a time trial in Copenhagen on Friday. We assessed their respective targets in an article here:


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