British teenager Tom Pidcock won his second world title of the year after taking the junior time trial world championship title in Bergen with a dominant performance.
Pidcock, who also took the world cyclo-cross crown this year, won the 21.1km event at the UCI Road World Championships in Norway in a time of 28mins 02.15sec, pushing Italy’s Antonio Puppio into second by 12 seconds.
After finishing, the 18-year-old had to wait on the results of several riders including home favourite Andreas Leknessund, who finished 23rd in the 2016 race. The Norwegian led through the first two time checks but lost time towards the end of the race.
“Hopefully I’ll feel like I’ve won another world title later, I mean, I need to enjoy it but I’m pretty pleased with that,” said Pidcock in the aftermath of the race. “I heard on the radio that I had two seconds or something like that at the top of the climb, but I was just riding flat out. I knew I was up, but I knew there were some fast riders behind me.”
Pidcock is the current world, European and British national champion in cyclo-cross and British national Criterium champion. He also won Junior Paris-Roubaix this year and will start as favourite in the world championship road race on Friday.