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Gallery: Wins for Wyman and Pidcock at the British National Cyclocross Championships

Jack Elton-Walters
16 Jan 2018

Helen Wyman and Tom Pidcock were on top form, but the best performance of the day came from Evie Richards. Photos: Jack Elton-Walters

The British National Cyclocross Championships took place over the weekend, with the key races all falling on Sunday. There were five races, resulting in six jerseys being awarded, and not a dull moment of racing between them.

In the Elite Women's race, Helen Wyman (Xypex-Verge Sport) rode away from defending champion Nikki Brammeier (Mudiiita) to take her 10th career title.

Wyman entered the race confident in her preparation and form going into the race and looked relaxed throughout.

Helen Wyman reveals her new skinsuit after winning the Nationals

Continuing his trajectory to the top of cyclocross, Tom Pidcock added to his junior title from last year with victory in the U23 category. As soon as the Yorkshireman hit the front early in the race his lead only increased and he had to win wrapped up long before the last lap

A rare moment in the wheels for Tom Pidcock

Second in the U23 race was Ben Turner (Beobank-Corendon). Similar to Pidcock, he has turned professional with a leading Belgian team and put a lot of time into the rest of the riders.

The podium was completed by Dan Tulett (Specialized Racing).

Evie Richards was the day's most dominant winner

Despite strong performances and wins from Wyman and Pidcock, the superior performance of the day came in the opening race. Evie Richards (Trek Factory Racing) was in a league of her own and had a winning gap within the first lap.

Avoiding complacency, Richards pushed on and her advantage grew. Second across the line was Harriet Harnden (T-Mo Racing) who collected the Junior Women's title as the races were combined.

Completing the U23 podium was Ana Kay who brought the biggest fan club with her, complete with banners and casquettes.

The final race of the day saw Grant Ferguson (CST American Eagle) beat Ian Field (Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s) into second, and Liam Killeen (Malvern Cycle Sport) crossed the line in third.