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British Cycling announce team for cyclocross European Championships

Joe Robinson
30 Oct 2017

Tom Pidcock headlines British Cycling team for cyclocross European Championships. Photo: Rob Milton

Tom Pidcock will lead the assault for the Great Britain Cycling Team at November's cyclocross European Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic. Current reigning European Junior Champion, Pidcock will look to take the U23 title in Tabor despite being only 18-years-old. 

He is also the reigning Junior National and World Champion and has been racing professionally this season for Belgian side Telenet-Fidea Lions.

Making his debut this month, Pidcock managed to win his first U23 World Cup race in Koksijde, Belgium.

The junior men will still be boasting a strong side for the European Championships despite Pidcock making the step up to the U23 ranks.

British Cycling's mountain bike development squad will provide Lewis Askey and Sean Flynn, who will be joined by Ben Tulett.

In the elite races, all eyes will be on the women's race with no elite males scheduled to compete in the race. Former European Champion Helen Wyman will be joined by Nikki Brammeier and Hannah Payton in a bid for the title.

Co-ordinator of British cyclocross Matt Ellis believes that the course on offer should suit Pidcock despite him entering the race a 'marked man'.

'Tom is on great form at the moment, and he’s demonstrated this consistently throughout the year in both the cyclocross and road disciplines, so he will be a marked man in this race with a lot of expectation on his shoulders,' said Ellis.

'This course suits Tom’s riding attributes, so it will be good to see how he manages the pressure and will be a valuable learning experience for him.'

Great Britain Cycling Team for UEC cyclocross European Championships

Elite women

Nikki Brammeier
Hannah Payton
Helen Wyman

Under-23 men

Tom Pidcock

Under-23 women

Anna Kay
Harriet Harnden

Junior Men

Lewis Askey
Sean Flynn
Ben Tulett