Tom Pidcock crowned Great Britain Cycling Team Rider of the Year for 2017

Double junior world champion Tom Pidcock’s incredible year in 2017 has led to him being awarded Great Britain Cycling Team Rider of the Year. The 18-year-old won multiple honours throughout the last 12 months but his stand-out achievements were becoming junior cyclo-cross world champion and the junior road time trial world title holder. Tom, who received SportsAid support in 2015, took 28.72% of the 5,800 votes.
08 January, 2018

Double junior world champion Tom Pidcock’s incredible year in 2017 has led to him being awarded Great Britain Cycling Team Rider of the Year following a public vote. The 18-year-old won multiple honours throughout the last 12 months but his stand-out achievements were becoming junior cyclo-cross world champion and the junior road time trial world title holder.

Tom, who received SportsAid support in 2015, took 28.72% of the 5,800 votes. Fellow SportsAid alumni Katie Archibald, a World and European omnium champion, and Matt Walker, the junior downhill world champion, came second and third respectively. BMX junior world champion Beth Shriever, SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award runner-up for 2017, came fifth.

Tom started off the year with victory at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in January before following in the footsteps of Geraint Thomas and Andy Fenn to become the third British rider to win the Paris-Roubaix Juniors in April. He won gold at the UCI Road World Championships in September and finished with four wins in the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in his debut Under-23 season.

Full results

Tom Pidcock - 28.72%
Katie Archibald - 15.03%
Matt Walker - 13.59%
Jon Gildea - 12.36%
Beth Shriever - 12.34%
James Ball and Matt Rotherham - 6.42%
Annie Last - 4.12%
Lauren Bate - 3.24%
Elinor Barker - 3.08%
Sophie Thornhill and Corrine Hall - 1.09%