Great Britain Cycling Team’s Tom Pidcock continued his fantastic season with victory in the junior men’s race at the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Namur on Sunday.
European champion Pidcock was in a class of his own as he crossed the line 50 seconds clear of Antoine Benoist in Belgium.
The 17-year-old Junior Academy rider celebrated with a wheelie over the line and will hope to carry his form over the remaining three world cups and on to January’s UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.
A superb day for Great Britain Cycling Team saw Dan Tullett finish seventh and Ben Turner eighth, with Thomas Mein 34th.
Richards impresses in women’s race
Under-23 world champion Evie Richards finished 11th in the elite women’s race, one minute and 30 seconds behind winner Katerina Nash.
Think I could of got lost in the race and some how ended up in the lead group https://t.co/Fz2ivt86US— Evie (@eviee_alicee) December 19, 2016
James Ffion was 23rd Britain with Hannah Payton 38th and Amira Mellor 39th.
Frazer Clacherty took 34th in the under-23 men’s race, won by Joris Nieuwenhuis.
The next round of the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup takes place in Heusden-Zolder on Monday 26 December.