With a tremendous effort 19-year-old Thomas Pidcock ensured a convincing double victory for the British cyclo-cross team, when he at the World Championships in Bogense won the U23 class on following up Ben Tulett’s U19 gold a few hours before.

The defending world champion, Belgian Eli Iserbyt, went out hard and was alone in the lead until Pidcock on the fourth of eight laps moved irresistibly past him.

Iserbyt managed to crash and be caught by five other riders before he hit back and secured a safe second place – followed by Frenchman Antoine Benoist.

The World Cup victory was not Pidcock’s first on the court in Bogense, as the rider from Leeds won the U23 race at the World Cup in 2017 – ahead of Eli Iserbyt.