Tom Pidcock added to his growing reputation as a future superstar of cycling as Britain claimed two golds at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships at Bogense, Denmark.
The teenager from Leeds held off Belgian rivals in the under-23 event with a blistering ride from the front shortly after team-mate Ben Tullett had become only the second man to win successive junior titles.
For Pidcock, the success adds to his wins at the junior world time-trial race, Paris-Roubaix Juniors as well as the junior event at the cyclo-cross worlds two years ago. Part of the Team Wiggins Le Col squad, he has been described as the “mini-Sagan” after three-time world champion Peter Sagan, and showed his huge potential on Saturday.
He tracked his rivals at the start before changing bikes and launching his attack, grabbing the lead from defending champion Eli Iserbyt, of Belgium.
The victory adds to his triumph in the national senior event this year at which Ben Turner and Thomas Mein completed the podium. That pair finished sixth and ninth respectively on Saturday to complete another impressive showing in a championships at which Britain has excelled in recent years.