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.
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%