Tom Pidcock celebrated in style as he won the penultimate round of the HSBC UK National Circuit Race Series in Barnsley on Friday evening, with the Team Wiggins rider pulling a one-handed wheelie as he crossed the line.
The 18-year-old from Leeds, who had been unsuccessful in the defence of his national circuit race title a week earlier, took victory after a solo attack early on in the race.
Among those to be impressed by Pidcock’s efforts was team owner, Sir Bradley Wiggins.
In January, Pidcock was named Great Britain Cycling Team rider of the year for 2017 following a season in which he won junior world championships in cyclo-cross and the time trial, as well as Paris-Roubaix Juniors, the under-23 cyclos-cross World Cup, and that national circuit race title.
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.