Leading U23 and former world junior champion Tom Pidcock has been released from his contract with Telenet Fidea Lions
Both parties have agreed in good terms to terminate their cooperation. Sven Nys’ team reports that they support the Yorkshire prodigy in pursuing his own course. According to veldritkrant.be,
“Last year, Pidcock chose to ride his first cyclo-cross season as a promise for the Telenet Fidea Lions, in combination with a British road program. (the Wiggins road team)” The cooperation went very smoothly, but Tom looks set to ride the coming season for a British cyclocross team (according the the Telenet Fidea website)
“I want everyone from the Telenet Fidea Lions thank you for all they have done for me this past winter. During my months with the team, I gained valuable experiences and achieved good results. But I can not just put aside a nice offer from a British cyclocross team, ” explains Pidcock
Sven Nys did not want to hinder Pidcock in pursuing his dreams. “From the very first meetings with Tom we knew how he would like his career to build up and that he is a rider who is sought after by WorldTour teams. We have worked together in a nice way in the past year and we would have preferred it for another year. But when a team of that allure makes an offer, we do not want to stop Tom. ”
The British Cyclocross Team in particular seems to be a little low on info. Only registered as ‘TP Racing’ and with 3 riders (Pidcock, Dan Tullet, and Emily Wadsworth), the team is listed on the UCI website with no jersey or other info.
In a press release from Trinity Sports Management, Tom Pidcock explained:
When Trinity Sports Management discussed with me the opportunity of creating a British CX team, I just couldn’t say no. Working alongside Trinity Sports Management on organising the set up of the team, from technical partners to staff, is something that I have loved having input in. I am delighted to join the team and look forward to the new season.