Charlotte Head

19 Dec 2022

Ineos Grenadiers rider put down a sub-23 minute effort whilst on team training camp in Spain

Pro cyclist Tom Pidcock has become the latest rider to seize the coveted Sa Calobra Strava KOM. Posting a blistering time of 22:46sec on 18th December 2022, he broke the previous record by almost 2 minutes.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider, who can apparently also run a killer 5k, averaged 386W and 24.9kmh throughout the effort, with a peak heart rate of 183bpm.

The Sa Calobra KOM is a gruelling 9.4km climb, averaging at 7% gradient, and is well known amongst road cyclists across the world.

The previous record holder, Ed Laverack, said on Twitter that it was ‘an honor to receive this Strava notification’ though admits to a little disappointment over on his YouTube channel.

Despite the record-breaking feat, Pidcock only averaged a heart rate of 172bpm, and the attempt was completed as part of a 133km training ride with his Ineos Grenadiers teammates.

His cadence peaked at 120rpm, averaging at 86rpm.

Pidcock, just 23 years old, is currently World Cyclo-cross champion and European MTB XC champion and became the youngest ever rider to win on Alpe d’Huez with his victory on Stage 12 of the Tour de France earlier this year.

Photo: Luc Claessen / Velo by Getty Images

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