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Video: Watch Tom Pidcock's astonishing saves at the Tour Series this week

Team Wiggins rider shows amazing bike-handling skills at Wembley and in Salisbury

If you’re a former world junior cyclo-cross champion and winner of Paris-Roubaix Juniors, as well as the reigning national criterium and Under-23 Cyclo-cross World Cup champion at the age of just 18, you will clearly have some highly impressive bike handling skills.

Tom Pidcock of Team Wiggins put them fully to use not once but twice during the Tour Series last week, pulling of not one but two astonishing saves in the rounds at Wembley and the season finale in Salisbury.

Pidcock, in the national champion's jersey, finished second in the season finale at Salisbury on Thursday to yet fellow Yorkshireman rider, Ed Clancy of JLT Condor, but only after both had pulled off spectacular swerves to avoid crashing into riders from the Canyon Eisberg team who had hit the deck but recovered to seal the team victory for this year’s Tour Series.

Possibly even more impressive was the one two days earlier at Wembley which happened as he came out of the final corner.

Not only did TPidcock manage to avoid crashing into the barriers, but despite unclipping he also went onto beat fellow Yorkshireman Connor Swift of Madison-Genesis in a two-up sprint for the line.

The trajectory of Pidcock’s career to date has been nothing short of stellar – he’s also the current world junior time trial champion – and on the evidence so far, there are a lot of people who see him as a superstar in the making.

We’re not going to argue with that.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Jimmy Ray Will | 5 years ago
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Clancy's save ws prettty immense as well.. would love to see that one at full speed. 

The skills the boyz have in these races are something to behold. 

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captain_slog | 5 years ago
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Very classy. In both cases waving that left leg out seems to help him make the turn, although in the second one at least, the initial unclip was certainly accidental.

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joules1975 replied to captain_slog | 5 years ago
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captain_slog wrote:

Very classy. In both cases waving that left leg out seems to help him make the turn, although in the second one at least, the initial unclip was certainly accidental.

Looks like a man well used to being on the dirt, whether that be CX or mountain bike.

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