Tom Pidcock and Zoe Bäckstedt among British Cycling's cyclocross world championships contenders

Performance director looks to 'medal contenders across all categories' for some big results

Pidcock Backstedt
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British Cycling has announced its riders for the 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Arkansas later this month.

Tom Pidcock will ride the elite men’s category, in a race that will be devoid of two of the sport’s most prolific riders:  Wout van Aert or Mathieu van der Poel.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.