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Tom Pidcock uploads Under-23 national cyclo-cross championship-winning ride to Strava

18-year-old from Yorkshire adds yet another jersey to his impressive collection

Tom Pidcock's going to need a bigger wardrobe at this rate. Yesterday, the 18-year-old from Yorkshire added the under-23 national champion's title in cyclo-cross to his already impressive palmares - and he's uploaded his winning ride in Sunderland to Strava.

In a dominant race-winning performance, Pidcock averaged 22.3 kilometres an hour in the 18.9-kilometre race, and hit a top speed of 43.9 kilometres an hour.

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Currently, Pidcock holds rainbow jerseys at junior level for his world championship wins in cyclo-cross 12 months ago and in the time trial in Bergen last September.

Despite his youth, he is also the reigning British national circuit race champion, triumphing in Sheffield last July against the country's top crit riders.

Next weekend he will be looking to win the Under-23 cycloi-cross world championship in Valkenburg in the Netherlands.

Given he has already assured himself of the age group World Cup title with two rounds to spare, it's a race he starts as a strong favourite.

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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