It was a splendid victory and a great start to the New Year for Tom Pidcock and RPM Cycling. After having captured the Junior European Cyclocross Championship at the end of October, the young flag bearer for Team Cicli Oldfield-Paul Milnes claimed his place at the top of his class on Sunday, January 8th, at the British National Championships held in Bradford (West Yorkshire).
Tom Pidcock proved his superior mettle decisively, in front of a hometown crowd. At the end of a thrilling and compelling race, after he had eliminated all his competition, Pidcock made it to the finish line all alone, so he could allow himself to celebrate his victory in the same style as all greats, putting on a performance worthy of a genuine two-wheel star.
RPM Cycling was also immensely pleased as they made it back to the top spot on the podium with their promising pupil. To commemorate this important event, the company from Montebelluna (Treviso), supplied a personalized racing kit to the European Champion, now also British Champion. The kit includes the long sleeve jersey from the 110 line, a technical, highly performing garment that is the top model in the RPM collection, and a winter bodysuit that guarantees comfort along with maximum protection from the harsh climate typical to this season that can be found on cyclocross race tracks.
His victory in this category at the National Championships has also allowed Pidcock to test out his physical shape, as he looks forward to the big date with the cyclocross World Championships to be held in Luxembourg at the end of January. “I’m very happy: winning is always nice, but to do so in front of a hometown crowd is even more fun. The European Championship title came at the end of October and to be able to reaffirm myself at the highest levels right away in this New Year, here in the National race, gives me confidence and boosts morale. Up until now the cyclocross season has been full of joy and satisfaction for me, with 9 victories so far. The last big event in the cyclocross season I’m looking forward to is the World Championships in Luxembourg at the end of January; my staff and I have been working a lot, we’ve been preparing for months now. In Luxembourg the level is going to be of the highest; it won’t be an easy race but I’m going to give it my all,” commented Tom Pidcock at the end of the competition.