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Pidcock clan a force to be reckoned with – next stop could be hockey medal

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Tom Pilcher
Tom Pilcher is a sports writer who covered the 2008/2012 Olympics for Reuters, mainly handball and cycling, and Team GB live blogger in 2016.

The talent pool in the Pidcock family runs deep, after a stunning week in which pro cyclist Tom became Great Britain’s first mountain bike Olympic champion.

Tom and his younger brother Joe, also a professional cyclist, are close to their cousins Jack and Cole, who are talented hockey players taking after their father Justin, who played for England at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and won a bronze medal.

Cheshire-based Cole has been on the fringes of the England under 18s and is playing in the Futures Cup for the Pennine Pumas in August.

Justin said his son’s “studious” approach and the Tom Pidcock effect could see his Olympic dream play out one day.

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