Too early for WorldTour deal with British junior sensation Tom Pidcock, says Trek-Segafredo boss

Luca Guercilena confirms that Sven Nys has spoken with junior world champion, but that Pidcock needs to develop in Trek's cyclocross and under 23 teams before joining a WorldTour outfit.

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Luca Guercilena, the general manager of Trek-Segafredo, says that any deal with young British cyclocross star Tom Pidcock would be would be under Trek's umbrella of teams rather than the senior squad.

The 17-year-old from Yorkshire won the recent World Championships in Luxembourg ahead of his British team-mates, saying afterwards that he wanted to become an elite cyclocross world champion in the future as well as turning professional on the road.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.