News: Double Gold For GB

It was a golden day for Great Britain’s Ben Tulett and Tom Pidcock at the 2019 World CycloCross Championships in Denmark on February 2nd

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News: Double Gold For GB

It was a golden day for Great Britain’s Ben Tulett and Tom Pidcock at the 2019 World CycloCross Championships in Denmark on February 2nd

First to step onto the podium after defending his title from 2018 was Ben Tulett, who solo’d to victory in the Junior men’s title race which kicked off the championships on Saturday morning in Denmark

Having won the junior national title at Kent’s cyclopark for which is an ambassador three weeks ago near to his home, Tulett came in to the race confident on defending his title. At this level there are no easy races and after a fast and tough start to the race, Tulett was sat with the leading group before making his winning move on lap four, riding away from his competitors.

The 17-year-old said after, “There was a lot of pressure on me today as I was a first-year junior champion last year. I had to just keep calm and go through the processes. I did that really well and picked my moment where I was going to go in the race and did what I needed to do and it worked. So I’m chuffed. It feels like a dream come true. It’s what every cyclist dreams of doing, so to win one it’s more than special.”

The only other rider to do the double of junior men’s titles in cyclocross is senior legend, Mathieu van der Poel.

Another Rainbow title for Pidcock
Two hours later, Yorkshire-born Tom Pidcock setpped up onto the podium as well to receive a rainbow jersey. The early laps saw eventual silver-medallist, Belgium’s Eli Iserbyt, set the pace as the leading group with Pidcock, Ben Turner and Thomas Mein chased him.

Pidcock made his move with a seriously impressive turn of speed to not only chase Iserbyt down in the blink of an eye but then ride away from him. After that it was all Pidcock. It was a ride reminiscent of his elite national title win three weeks prior at Kent’s Cyclopark putting time into his rivals on every lap.
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Tom Pidcock afterwards said “It was good, I was feeling really good. I had a mechanical with my gears early on, but yeah it turned out alright. I was always going to take it easy the first few laps and then you know assess the race form there but yeah unbelievable.”

In the elite women’s race, Nikki Brammeier got off to a flying start and found herself leading the chasing group to catch the leaders. A mechanical early on in the first couple of laps however left her wondering what could have been after showing great form in Hoogerheide last week. Nikki Brammeier rode to 8th in the race.

Fellow British rider Helen Wyman went on to finish 15th in her 16th Cyclo-Cross World Championships appearance, after the race she said, “Yeah it got really wet during our race – it was actually really good because it slowed it down enough for me to be able to get a good result. 15th doesn’t sound good, but on a fast course, and I had a terrible start, I don’t know what happened. I ended up way back and had to work my way through. I would have loved it be like last year’s world cup [in Bogense] but yeah, best conditions of the week for me so yeah happy with that.

Junior Men
1st – Ben Tulett

23rd – Rory McGuire
30th – Oliver Fraffan
32nd – Simon Wylie
DNF – Lewis Askey (Mechanical)

U23 Men
1st – Tom Pidcock

6th – Ben Turner
9th – Thomas Mein
19th – Dan Tulett
30th – Cameron Mason

Elite Women
8th – Nikki Brammeier
15th – Helen Wyman
26th – Beth Crumpton



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