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Tom Pidcock takes solo win at Paris-Roubaix U23

Second Roubaix cobble for Pidcock who becomes first British winner of under 23 race

Joe Robinson
2 Jun 2019

Tom Pidcock (Team Wiggins-Le Col) crossed the line solo to take victory in the Under 23 Paris-Roubaix and become the first British winner of the U23 race.

The 19-year-old rode into the Roubaix velodrome alone having attacked Swiss rider Jonas Jacobs in the final 20km. Pidcock and Jacobs had been part of a larger nine rider group until the pair attacked in the final 25km.

Jacobs managed to hold on for second as Wallonie-Bruxelles Development Team rider Jens Reynders completed the podium.

Britain also had Jake Stewart finish in the top 10 with the 19-year-old crossing the line in eighth for the Groupama-FDJ development team.

In 2018, Pidcock could only manage 27th in the same race eventually finishing seven minutes adrift of winner Stan Dewulf.

This is Pidcock's second triumph on the cobbles of Roubaix after the Yorkshireman won the junior edition of the race in 2017.

Image: Paris-Roubaix Under 23 twitter