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Tom Pidcock relegated at Volta ao Algarve for pushing rider in sprint

Tom Pidcock to skip 2023 cyclocross World title defence

Tom Pidcock was a surprise presence in the bunch sprint on the opening stage of the Volta ao Algarve, not that the results will show it. Having crossed the line in fifth place, the Ineos Grenadiers rider was later relegated to 135th for pushing another rider.

The communiqué from the race jury pointed to an ‘irregular sprint’ specifying that Pidcock had been seen ‘pushing another rider’.

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