British Cycling names 12-rider team for UCI Cyclo-cross Worlds in Ostend

Tom Pidcock was second in elite race at 2020 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
Tom Pidcock was second in elite race at 2020 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships (Image credit: Getty Images)

A 12-rider roster was announced today for the Great Britain Cycling Team at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Ostend, Belgium, January 30 and 31, with only two elite riders representing the federation this year.

Tom Pidcock (Trinity Racing) returns to the elite ranks for a second year, impressing last year with a silver medal in that division at the age of 20. Evie Richards (Trek Factory Racing CX), a two-time under-23 women’s world champion, will compete in the elite women’s race. In the U23 categories, the delegation will include seven men and three women.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).