As the Christmas season approaches, whispers in the cycling community grow louder about Tom Pidcock’s potential return to cyclocross. Sources close to WielerFlits confirm that the British rider is currently in discussions with multiple organisations.
The reigning world champion’s cyclocross plans have been shrouded in secrecy, with his team INEOS Grenadiers offering no clear confirmation of his intention to return to the field.
Negotiations with Organisers
However, negotiations have been confirmed by the organising bureau Golazo, responsible for the Christmas period cyclocross events in locations such as Herentals, Namen, Mol, Zolder, Loenhout, Baal, and Koksijde, as well as the independent organisers of the Gullegem cyclocross. Christophe Impens of Golazo has expressed anticipation about the campaign, stating that it becomes particularly interesting when they can definitively announce where the so-called ‘Big Three’ will compete.
Possible Early Start for Pidcock
Erwin Vervecken of Golazo revealed in an interview with Het Nieuwsblad that they are eager to see Pidcock at the start line in Herentals on the 16th of December. Vervecken suggests that Pidcock is still finalising his plans but appears open to racing in Herentals and is also expected to appear in Baal.
During the previous cyclocross season, Pidcock started competing as early as the 19th of November in Merksplas, and after fourteen races, concluded his season in Benidorm by mid-January, choosing to skip the World Championships. Racing in the rainbow jersey, indicative of a world champion, could have provided additional motivation for Pidcock last season.