Leeds rider Tom Pidcock is cycling’s Superman, but why hasn’t the BBC shown the UCI cyclo-cross world title win on the main channel? – The Yorkshire Post says

It was Yorkshire cyclist Tom Pidcock who became Britain’s first-ever winner of the UCI men’s elite cyclo-cross world championship race in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

However, Tom Pidcock is no ordinary cyclist after the Yorkshireman’s breakaway victory in the UCI men’s elite cyclo-cross world championship race.

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The first British rider to win this ‘rainbow jersey’, he reaffirmed Olympic mountain bike champion status as one of the best all-around cyclists in the world.

It was Yorkshire cyclist Tom Pidcock who became Britain’s first-ever winner of the UCI men’s elite cyclo-cross world championship race in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

And while the 22-year-old’s career has been inspired by the dominance of British cycling since the turn of the century – Pidcock was born in 1999 – he is set to become one of the sport’s greats.

What a pity, therefore, that the BBC, having secured the broadcast rights and with its funding under such tight control after the licensing rights ‘freeze’, chose to relegate live coverage of Pidcock’s last race to the States United with the ubiquitous “red button” when it could have helped inspire the next generation if it aired on one of its two main channels.

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It was Yorkshire cyclist Tom Pidcock who became Britain’s first-ever winner of the UCI men’s elite cyclo-cross world championship race in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Earnest L. Veasey