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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Tom Pidcock 2018 nats CX ride on Strava.png

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.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.