Tom Pidcock did as most expected in the Under 23 National Cyclocross and rode away from the rest in Sunderland.
Ben Turner (Beobank-Corendon) looked to be the only man able to challenge Pidcock during the opening laps with Thomas Mein (Hope Factroy Racing) also looking strong.
Daniel Tulett (Specialized Racing) showed his strength a little later in the race but was unable to ride back into contention for the win, eventually making his way back up to Mein and beating him to the bronze medal.
I didn't have the greatest of starts and felt pretty flat for the first couple of laps, which is where the gaps were opened up. I slipped back quite a bit towards the middle of the race however seemed to pick it up again at the end and salvaged a decent 3rd place. I was a bit gutted to not be able to mix it up with Ben and Tom at the front, there's always next week though.
Was a good race on a hard course, I felt good and was holding the gap to Tom and just tried to keep as smooth as possible and turned out to be a good race in the end so I am happy
|1||Thomas||Pidcock||Telenet Fidea Lions|
|4||Thomas||Mein||Hope Factory Racing|
|7||Mark||McGuire||Wheelbase Cabtech Junior|
|8||Calum||Fernie||Nottingham Clarion CC|
|12||George||Fox||Paul MilnesBradford Olympic|
|13||Ewan||Grivell-Mellor||Mid Shropshire Wheelers|
|14||Max||Gibbons||Ludlow Brewery RT|
|16||Tom||Martin||Wheelbase Altura MGD|
|19||Frazer||Clacherty||OMX Pro Team|
|20||James||Edmond||Mountain Goat Coaching|
|21||Kieren||Brown||Argi+ 8The Winter Green|
|22||Daniel||Charlton||Hetton Hawks CC|
|23||Kieran||Jarvis||Cycle Team OnForm|
|24||Roddy||Weir||Muckle Cycle Club|
|25||Nicholas||Hamilton||Mountain Goat Coaching|
|26||Ross||Harnden||Malvern Cycle Sport|
|27||Simeon||Young||Pedalsport Cycling Club|
|28||Joseph||Ricciardi||Team Manx Telecom|
|30||Ryan||Middlemiss||East Bradford CC|
|31||Calum||Kennedy||North Sports/Kinesis UK|
|33||Christian||Webster-Reed||Cestria Cycles RT|