Tom Pid­cock

Bikes Etc - - AWARDS 2017 -

If you’ve ever won­dered what the fu­ture of Bri­tish cy­cling looks like, have a look at that pic­ture on the right. Meet 18-year-old Tom Pid­cock, from Ot­ley, West Yorkshire who’s be­ing touted in some quar­ters as the new Sa­gan – though more for his rid­ing skills than any crimes against fash­ion. And this year he has picked up arm­fuls of sil­ver­ware to prove that per­haps we should be­lieve the hype. In the last 12 months, he has won the UCI World Ju­nior Cy­clocross Champs, the Ju­nior Euro­pean Cy­clocross Champs, the UCI World Ju­nior Time Trial Champs, the Na­tional Cri­terium Champs, as well as fin­ish­ing GC win­ner in the Rüe­bliland Grand Prix multi-stage race in Switzer­land, the Ju­nior Tour of Wales and the Ju­nior Paris-roubaix. There have been other wins, too, but frankly we’re run­ning out of space. Although cur­rently com­mit­ted to a Bel­gian cy­clocross team, he has re­port­edly agreed to ride for Team Wig­gins in 2018 as he shifts his fo­cus to road rac­ing. We reckon he might do al­right!

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