TOM Pidcock has ended another stellar year by being voted as Great Britain Cycling Team Rider of the Year for 2017.

The 18-year-old from Otley was not only crowned junior cyclo-cross world champion last January at a snowy Bieles in Luxembourg, but also won the junior road time trial world title in Bergen, Norway in September.

Then in April, just for good measure, he became only the third Briton to win the Paris-Roubaix juniors after Geraint Thomas and Andy Fenn, and the teenager ended the year by winning the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup in his debut under-23 season, triumphing in four of the five rounds held so far.

Pidcock took 28.72 per cent of the 5,800 votes, with world and European omnium champion Katie Archibald second with 15.03 per cent, and junior downhill world champion Matt Walker third with 13.59 per cent.

The Otley youngster clinched his Cyclo-Cross World Cup title in the fifth round at Heusden-Zolder in Belgium on Boxing Day, emerging victorious in a frantic race in which four riders were bidding for top spot in the closing stages.

Only 15 seconds separated the top eight after two laps, with Pidcock in sixth, but two laps later the 18-year-old made his move, going second with world champion Joris Nieuwenhuis alongside him, while home favourite Eli Iserbyt kept them company.

Those three, alongside Adam Toupalik, kept the pace high heading into the final lap but it was then that Pidcock showed his customary turn of speed.

He was joined by Iserbyt as the two sprinted for the line but it was the Brit who held on to take top spot in a Christmas cracker, with both finishing in a time of 51min 55sec.