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Tom Pidcock named Great Britain cycling team rider of the year

Joe Robinson
8 Jan 2018

Year of success sees Tom Pidcock named Great Britain Cycling Team rider of the year for 2017

Thanks to cross-discipline World Championships success, Tom Pidcock has been named Great Britain cycling team rider of 2017. Pidcock pipped track World Champion Katie Archibald and junior men's downhill World Champion Matt Walker in to second and third respectively, taking over a quarter of the public vote. 

The 18-year-old enjoyed success riding both road and cyclocross during 2017 securing the junior cyclocross world title in January before winning a second rainbow jersey, this time on the road, in the Junior World Championships Time Trial in Bergen, Norway.

Beyond these titles, Pidcock took both the National and European cyclocross junior wins alongside becoming the third British rider, after Geraint Thomas and Andy Fenn, to win Paris-Roubaix Juniors.

Second in the vote was Katie Archibald. The Scot secured a World and European double in the Omnium, while also taking the European individual pursuit title.

These titles were added to the four national titles taken earlier in the year alongside multiple victories throughout the track World Cup.

Beyond Pidcock's gold, a disappointing road World Championships saw the omission of the Great Britain's elite road riders from the shortlist.

Both the men's and women's road teams were unable to secure a medal in either road race, with Chris Froome (Team Sky) salvaging a bronze in the individual time trial. 

Results

Tom Pidcock - 28.72%
Katie Archibald - 15.03%
Matt Walker - 13.59%
Jon Gildea - 12.36%
Beth Shriever - 12.34%
James Ball and Matt Rotherham - 6.42%
Annie Last - 4.12%
Lauren Bate - 3.24%
Elinor Barker - 3.08%
Sophie Thornhill and Corrine Hall - 1.09%