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Pidcock's father denies son has signed for Team Wiggins

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Tom Pidcock is now a world champion on the road as well as cyclo-cross

Tom Pidcock is now a world champion on the road as well as cyclo-cross (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Young cyclocross sensation Tom Pidcock already has an array of celebrations in his locker, such as this superman pose in the European champion's jersey

Young cyclocross sensation Tom Pidcock already has an array of celebrations in his locker, such as this superman pose in the European champion's jersey (Image credit: SWpix.com)
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Tom Pidcock (Great Britain) at speed

Tom Pidcock (Great Britain) at speed (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Pidcock lifts his bike above his head

Tom Pidcock lifts his bike above his head (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Thomas Pidcock (Great Britain) with European championships gold

Thomas Pidcock (Great Britain) with European championships gold (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)

Despite claims from Team Wiggins that they had signed Tom Pidcock for 2018, the rider's father has confirmed that no contract has been agreed to and that the multiple junior world champion is still looking at his options. Team Wiggins do remain a 'strong option', Pidcock's father told Cyclingnews, but there are also a raft of other options on the table for the 18-year-old.

On Tuesday Simon Cope, the Team Wiggins sports director, told Cyclingnews that Pidcock had signed for the British team for 2018. The squad are set to race exclusively with under-23 riders next year, meaning that several of their Olympic track riders will be let go.

Pidcock’s agent is Andrew Mcquaid, who also runs the Wiggins squad.

"We've been working with Andrew on all the options in front of Tom. Wiggins is an option for next year and it becomes more of an option if they're going to focus on under-23s," the rider's father told Cyclingnews.

"We think that the 'cross season is going to be full-on so one of the attractions with Wiggins is that it can be more relaxed but it's still in the process of being negotiated because every man and his dog wants Tom to ride for them next year."