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Ridley's world championships

Gold medal for Tom Pidcock
All world championship races in Bergen have been ridden. British talent Tom Pidcock placed Ridley Bikes in the spotlight as he won the junior time trial race on Tuesday. One day earlier Senne Leysen rode himself to a 6th place, only 5 seconds away from the bronze medal. On Saturday Polish leading lady Kasia Niewiadoma long had a silver medal within sight, but she was beaten on the finish line and ultimately ended up 5th.

Alana Castrique was the rider who opened Ridley’s world championships in the female junior time trial race. In the afternoon Senne Leysen, and Tom Pidcock the next day, performed extraordinary and managed to surprise themselves with their results. On Friday the Belgian U23 squad performed strong as they finished with three riders in the bunch that sprinted for the bronze medal. In the female elite race Kasia Niewiadoma ripped the group with the favorites to pieces on the last climb of Salmon Hill. Her attack introduced the escape of Chantal Blaak, who later won the world title. Niewiadoma sprinted for the second place, but ultimately finished 5th.

In the male elite race Irish Aqua Blue Sport rider Conor Dunne went in the early breakaway. Later in the race Tim Wellens and Tony Gallopin put a lot of effort in their attacks, but no riders managed to stay upfront in order to avoid a group sprint. Gallopin put himself just outside the top 10 with a 13th place.  

The gallery below gives a nice overview of all our riders competing at their race.