Junior British star Tom Pidcock signs first pro contract with Telenet Fidea Lions cyclocross team

The 17-year-old junior world champion will ride with Sven Nys' Belgian squad from October

Tom Pidcock celebrates his win in the 2017 British cyclocross championships

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

British junior sensation Tom Pidcock has put pen to paper on his first professional contract, signing a deal with Belgian cyclocross squad Telenet Fidea Lions for at least two seasons.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).