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Great Britain's Tom Pidcock wins Junior World Time Trial title

18-year-old who is one of world cycling's hottest prospects grabs his second rainbow jersey of 2017...

Great Britain’s Tom Pidcock has todaay added the junior time trial world championship title to the world cyclo-cross one he took earlier this year.

The 18-year-old from Yorkshire rode the 21.1-kilometre course in Bergen, Norway in 28 minutes 2.15 seconds.

His time was a shade under 12 seconds faster than that of second placed Antonio Puppio of Italy.

Filip Maciejuk of Poland completed the podium in third place.

"I knew a podium was a possibility, but I didn't really think I'd take the lead and then hold it all the way to the finish like that," Pidcock said afterwards, reports

"I haven't recovered yet, I was struggling to sit on that chair. When I recover, I think it will sink in a bit more," he added.

​In January, Pidcock led Great Britain's junior men to a clean sweep of the podium at the UCI Cycle-cross World Championships in Luxembourg.

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

He went on to demonstrate his versatility in April by becoming the third British rider - the others are Geraint Thomas and Andy Fenn - to win the junior version of Paris-Roubaix.

> Tom Pidcock becomes third GB winner of Paris-Roubaix Juniors

In May, Pidcock - still only 17 at the time - beat the country's most experienced criterium racers as he won a round of the Tour Series in Durham. For good measure, he then went on to become the national senior criterium champion.

This season also saw him take his maiden stage race win at the Junior Tour of Wales and he also won Switzerland's GP Rüebliland, held over four stages. 

One of the hottest prospects in the sport, he has signed to the on has already signed terms with Telenet-Fidea Lions team run by Belgian legend Sven Nys for the next two cyclo-cross seasons, and will reportedly be joining Team Wiggins on the road next year.

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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