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Tom Pidcock uploads dominant cyclocross champs win to Strava

Joe Robinson
16 Jan 2018

After dominating the Under 23 race, Tom Pidcock uploads win to Strava with no KOMs

After being crowned Under 23 British National Cyclocross Champion, Tom Pidcock uploaded his ride to Strava yet was unable to clinch any KOMs.

The 18-year-old put in a dominant performance to add the U23 title to his junior title taken last year, beating Ben Turner and Dan Tulett into second and third respectively. 

Yet on his way to the national title, the current junior cyclocross World Champion was unable to clinch any Strava King of the Mountains on the 2.4km course in his championship-winning ride, having to settle for joint-49th quickest on the course.

This comes as a surprise considering the speed and aggression that the Yorkshireman hit the race yesterday. 

Over the 50 minute race, Pidcock managed to average 22.3km/h clocking 18.9km for the entire race.

Despite a muddy course, and hurdles which Pidcock bunny-hopped, the young rider even managed to max out at an impressive 43.9km/h.

This latest title adds to the rider's already impressive palmares both on the road and in the mud. 

Pidcock added this U23 title to his current junior cyclocross and road time trial World Champion as well as his junior European and National cyclocross titles from last year. 

Last year, Pidcock also turned pro with Telenet-Fidea Lions, the team of multiple cross World Champion Sven Nys, while also signing a contract with Team Wiggins for the 2018 road season.