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"I surprised myself today"

British talent Tom Pidcock takes world title at junior men's time trial
British junior cyclist Tom Pidcock has added another World Title to his palmares. He won the junior men’s time trial beating his closest competitor with almost 12 seconds. With Senne Leysen (U23) finishing only 5 seconds from bronze in yesterday’s race, Ridley’s young riders are definitely showcasing their talent in Bergen.

Tom Pidcock is a multi-talented 18 year old cyclist who has already won races in cyclocross, track and road racing. The British started as 60th out of 78 riders. He long had the best intermediate time, but local favorite Andreas Leknessund beat this strong chrono. Pidcock was waiting for the time of the current European Champion who started last in line, but the Norwegian collapsed and ultimately lost 32 seconds on his British competitor. In the end Pidcock won the race with almost 12 seconds in advance on the Italian Antonio Puppio.

After the race he told he surprised himself today. “Actually I can’t remember much of today’s race. In the beginning it didn’t go fluent, but afterwards I went all-in until the finish line. This is my second world championship win, after I won the title in cyclocross, so let’s hope for the third in this weekend’s road race”, said the British youngster.

Tom Pidcock attacked the 21 km long track on his Dean. Senne Leysen rode a day earlier to a 6th place on his Dean Fast. Find out everything about these high-tech bikes here: