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Tom Pidcock becomes third GB winner of Paris-Roubaix Juniors

17-year-old from Yorkshire adds cobbled Classic win to junior world title in cyclo-cross


Tom Pidcock has become just the third British rider to win the junior version of Paris-Roubaix.

The 17-year-old from Yorkshire follows Geraint Thomas, who triumphed in 2004, and Andy Fenn, winner in 2008.

Today, he caught a breakaway group on the Carrefour de l’Arbre pavé sector and rode away to victory inside Roubaix’s historic velodrome.

The British Cycling Junior Academy rider crossed the line alone at the end of the 111-kilometre race, which included 16 sectors of pavé.

It’s the youngster’s second big win in 2017.

In February, Pidcock added the junior version of the rainbow jersey at the World Cyclo-cross Championships to his existing British and European titles.

> Video: GB junior men sweep podium at Cyclo-cross World Championships

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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