Report: GB 1-2-3 at CX Worlds

Tom Pidcock led a 1-2-3 for Great Britain in the Junior Men’s World Cyclo-Cross Championship

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Result: CX World Championships Day 1

Tom Pidcock led a 1-2-3 for Great Britain in the Junior Men’s World Cyclo-Cross Championship. Dan Tulett was second and Ben Turner third.

The race began steady for the British riders as a French rider Maxime Bonsergent led the race away and it was easy to see how slippery the course was by a massive crash at the start. The British riders however took care and whilst there was misfortune for Thomas Mein on the start, Ben Turner, Dan Tullet and Thomas Pidcock were at the sharp end.

Pidcock was the first to cross the gap to the Frenchman Bonsergent, showing great skill at knowing when it was quicker to run than ride and also pedaling one legged with the other leg out of the pedal to keep him upright. As Pidcock left the Frenchman to lead alone, Ben Turner joined the chase for Tom with Maxime Bonsergent whilst behind, Tulett was making up ground on them both. All the riders were having a little bad luck, even Pidcock having his bike get right out of shape on a descent and then adjusting his canti brakes whilst still running.

Video of the Race

Both Turner and Tulett, now together with the French rider, also had their misfortunes, crashing several times but nothing as bad as the French rider suffered who damaged his bike and lost his shoe. That left the race wide open for a 1-2-3 but not an easy one as the Swiss rider in fourth was closing in less than ten seconds behind the two Brits in second and third. The GB riders, with black arm bands in memory of Charlie Craig, stayed clear to complete a history making result for the country with a 1-2-3.

Afterwards, Tom Pidcock said “I just made sure I didn’t crash and stayed upright. I let my legs do the work and it’s amazing to have all three of us on the podium. An emotional Tom, tears starting to show now, added, “before the race, the (GB) Under 23s said it was sheet ice and so I did a late last minute tyre change. It’s a dream come true and I have been thinking about this since last years world championships. And then for these (Tulett & Turner) two to come over the line in second and third is unbelievable. ”

Dan Tulett: “I don’t think I could have expected this. It was a really tough course and it wasn’t over until I crossed the line. I had so many crashes and mistakes, the pressure was really on. I got held up at the start with the crash after starting on the third row. I could not be happier winning silver though considering last year not training or racing. I’m happy to be back.”

Ben Turner “Am really happy with the bronze, its like a dream. I think I raced it really well, except for some of the crashes I had and at the end there was a Swiss lad wchasing and I was thinking I can’t let these two down. I knew I had the form and it was just about getting it (power) down in the right areas. I knew if I didn’t fight for this I’d regret it so I put it all on the line and it paid off.”

As Tom approached the line, he calmly got off, picked up his bike and celebrated!

Junior Men
1 PIDCOCK Thomas GBR 41:24:00
2 TULETT Daniel GBR 00:38
3 TURNER Ben GBR 00:44
4 ROUILLER Loris SUI 00:52
5 BENOIST Antoine FRA 01:23
6 CAMPS Jelle BEL 01:37
7 KIELICH Timo BEL 01:55
9 STEPHENSON Denzel USA 02:07
10 MÄRKL Niklas GER 02:10
11 KAMP Ryan NED 02:10
12 SCHMID Mauro SUI 02:45
13 KERRAUD Erwann FRA 03:11
14 BEKAERT Yentl BEL 03:20
16 MONTAUBAN Jeremy FRA 03:30
17 MAHER Lane USA 03:41
19 ARENSMAN Thymen NED 04:03
20 BONSERGENT Maxime FRA 04:04
21 GAVENDA Jan CZE 04:13
22 HOLMGREN Gunnar CAN 04:15
23 CENIUCH Wojciech POL 04:38
24 HAZEKAMP Bart NED 04:47
25 SANDERSON Brody CAN 04:47
26 ARTZ Bart NED 04:48
27 VANICEK Simon CZE 05:06
28 BERTELSEN Mikkel DEN 05:07
29 FETTER Erik HUN 05:13
30 MURAKAMI Koutarou JPN 05:18
31 MEIN Thomas GBR 05:43
32 SWARTZ Caleb USA 05:47
33 WOOD Calder USA 06:05
34 KOPECKY Tomas CZE 06:07
35 COVER Leonardo ITA 06:08
36 ELLWOOD Ross USA 06:09
37 ROCLAWSKI Radoslaw POL 06:11
38 PATINO Niklas DEN 06:22
39 TAFFAREL Nicola ITA 06:24
40 SCHREIBER Felix LUX 06:30
41 HONZAK David CZE 06:35
42 CONTER Ken LUX 06:40
43 NOEL Sam USA 07:00
45 FONTANA Filippo ITA 07:08
46 SIMMS Noah CAN 07:11
47 BRANCATI Alberto ITA 07:15
48 LEYDER Misch LUX 07:28
49 MARCHETTI Bruno ITA 09:30

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Under 23 Women

Bronze Medal for Evie Richards

Defending champion Evie Richards attacked the Women’s Under 23 title race from the front and whilst she did not win the race, Evie certainly left her mark on it. Richards, alongside Dutch rider Annemarie Worst, came into the race as a clear favourite and the two showed why they were heavily fancied by opening up an early lead.


With two laps gone. Richards just pulled away from her rival, but the incredible pace of the race may have proved too much for the 2016 world champion. USA’s Ellen Noble closed the gap on the leading duo and Richards was unable to keep in touch with the American and Worst, who pulled away from the young British rider.

Richards continued to battle on, making the difficult conditions look easy at times, to come home in third place after Worst won the battle with Noble to become world champion. Richards said: “It feels amazing. Every time I get on the podium, it’s really special so I’m over the moon to get another medal. The course, when I went out this morning, was really slippy and really icy so I was struggling to get round. When I came to race, it had really changed, it had got muddier, so I really had to adapt.”

Her teammates Ffion James and Amira Mellor finished 11th and 31st respectively.

1 WORST Annemarie NED 43:47:00
2 NOBLE Ellen USA 00:10
3 RICHARDS Evie GBR 00:26
5 BAKKER Manon NED 01:41
6 NOSKOVA Nikola CZE 01:44
7 DEL CARMEN Ceylin NED 02:17
8 WHITE Emma USA 02:37
9 DEGN Malene DEN 02:45
11 JAMES Ffion GBR 03:02
12 CLAUZEL Helene FRA 03:26
13 TEOCCHI Chiara ITA 03:31
14 KOLLER Nicole SUI 03:33
15 MUZIC Evita FRA 03:57
17 PASTEINER Lisa AUT 03:59
18 WIEL Jade FRA 04:53
19 HEIGL Nadja AUT 05:01
20 PERSICO Silvia ITA 05:14
21 ARENSMAN Hannah USA 05:21
23 CASASOLA Sara ITA 05:32
24 GALAND Maina FRA 05:37
25 HOTTINGER Olivia SUI 05:53
26 WEST Ruby CAN 06:03
27 FEDE Nicole ITA 06:05
28 SAKAGUCHI Kiyoka JPN 06:15
29 KRAHEMANN Lara SUI 06:28
30 VANICKOVA Tereza CZE 06:35
31 MELLOR Amira GBR 06:38
32 SZPOCINSKA Agnieszka POL 06:46
33 LAMBRACHT Jessica GER 06:57
34 REES Edie Antonia LUX 07:01
35 SWIERCZYNSKA Patrycja POL 07:14
36 KUKULOVA Martina CZE 07:57
37 SWARTZ Emma USA 08:08
38 TERUEL RIBES Alba ESP 08:13
39 BARONI Francesca ITA 08:45

Women’s Championship

In the Women’s Elite Championship, the conditions again posed a challenge with some of the earlier ice giving way to challenging and slippy mud, but Nikki Brammeier took up the charge for Great Britain in the early exchanges, finding herself in the leading pack on the first lap. Vos and Cant showed their skills on the course with some breath-taking descents and soon found themselves as the only contenders for the rainbow stripes, with Vos looking stronger ahead of a potential sprint finish.

But Cant, so often unfortunate at world championships, was not to be beaten again, and found an extra half a yard of pace in the closing stages to get a jump on her Dutch opponent as they entered the finish straight – Vos’ frustration at failing to spot and combat the move more than evident on her face as the Belgian Cant finally became world champion.

Video of the race

Nikki Brammeier came home in a credible ninth place, particularly on the back of a disrupted season through injury. Similarly, Helen Wyman, who has missed the vast majority of the season following a crash at the European championships, was pleased to cross the line in 16th, with Hannah Payton 27th.

Nikki: “It were hard and really good fun but I found myself fighting a lot of the time to be in good places and I was strong coming back towards the end. I gave it everything I had today and considering the buildup I am super happy. I know it what takes to be at the front fighting and I know what I have done. Ninth is good but I’m always here to go for podium. “

1 CANT Sanne BEL 43:06:00
2 VOS Marianne NED 00:01
3 NASH Katerina CZE 00:21
4 BRAND Lucinda NED 00:21
5 ROCHETTE Maghalie CAN 00:36
6 LECHNER Eva ITA 00:53
7 MAJERUS Christine LUX 01:21
8 VAN LOY Ellen BEL 01:25
9 BRAMMEIER Nikki GBR 01:31
10 ANTONNEAU Kaitlin USA 01:46
11 ANDERSON Elle USA 02:29
12 MANI Caroline FRA 02:40
13 MILLER Amanda USA 02:49
14 PETIT Marlene FRA 02:53
15 MCFADDEN Courtenay USA 02:53
16 WYMAN Helen GBR 03:06
17 FRANCK Alicia BEL 03:12
18 CHAINEL Lucie FRA 03:19
20 DYCK Mical CAN 04:27
21 FAHRINGER Rebecca USA 04:49
22 HENZELIN Lise-marie SUI 05:13
23 LAMBORELLE Nathalie LUX 05:51
24 MONTAMBAULT Cindy CAN 06:06
25 SADLECKA Magdalena POL 06:30
26 VERSCHUEREN Jolien BEL 06:36
27 PAYTON Hannah GBR 06:40
28 PAUL Stefanie GER 08:05
29 YONAMINE Eri JPN 08:15



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