Thomas Pidcock Is Recovering from Being Hit By a Car Last Week In Europe

Pidcock is still expected to race in the Olympics, where he is one of the favorites for a gold medal in mountain biking

Thomas Pidcock poses with the gold medal at UCI XCO World Championships in Leogang, Austria on October 9, 2020. Pidcock won the Worlds titles in the Men’s U23 and  E-bike XC classes. // Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool

British cycling superstar Thomas Pidcock was hit by a car traveling at high-speed last week while he was training in the French Pyrenees Mountains in Europe, according to a report in cyclingnews.com. Doctors reportedly operated on his broken collarbone and pinned it back together again. The accident happened shortly after Pidcock—one of the world’s top road and mountain bike racers—started a high-speed descent, according to a report. Pidcock was reportedly catapulted over the car, and his Pinarello road bike was broken in two. Doctors reportedly operated on his broken collarbone and pinned it back together again. Pidcock is not expected to race in the Leogang World Cup event in Austria this coming weekend, but he is expected to be racing in the Les Gets World Cup race in France in July, and then in the Olympics at the end of July. Pidcock, who is still 21 years old, was looking like one of the favorites heading into the Olympics after his  performance at Nove Mesto, where he passed and dropped the leader, Mathieu van der Poel and went on to win the race a full minute ahead of Van der Poel. Pidcock is not expected to race in the World Cup event this coming weekend, but he is reportedly planning to race in the Les Gets World Cup race on July 4th, and, after that, in the Olympics.  Van der Poel had been looking to many cycling fans to be the gold-medal favorite in mountain biking heading into the Tokyo Olympics, but Pidcock’s performance in their last XCO race may have changed a lot of people’s expectations with regards to the Olympics.

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