Crashes scupper Tom Pidcock's surge, settles for second at Namur World Cup

The Brit came close to making it two wins in two days

Tom Pidcock
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It was nearly a dream weekend for Tom Pidcock as the Brit almost took two UCI Cycloross World Cup wins in as many days. 

However, the British champion had to settle for second in Namur on Sunday a mere 24 hours after the first-ever World Cup win for a male British rider as Michael Vanthourenhout crossed the line first, capitalising on Pidcock's crash while in the lead.

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