Following his win in Bogense, Denmark, newly-crowned U23 Cyclocross World Champion Tom Pidcock dropped in on the product development team at CeramicSpeed to celebrate his success. He also got a first-hand look at what goes into the products that have featured strongly throughout Pidcock’s TP Racing Team during the 2018-19 season.
Pidcock and his TP Racing Team have been active participants in the development of the new OSPW X (oversized pulley wheels) for cyclocross and gravel bikes. As he visited CeramicSpeed’s HQ shortly after his victory to report on progress, the team at CeramicSpeed had a surprise in store for the star.
Pidcock was presented with a commemorative one-of-a-kind 24-carat gold OSPW to mark the latest milestone in his progress through cycling’s age groups and disciplines, which include a Junior Paris-Roubaix win in 2017. In the 2018 European Championships he took the U23 medal, followed by the UK Elite Men’s Cyclocross National Title earlier this year and now, the U23 world title.
Coming a mere three weeks since the new X Series was launched at the VeloFollies trade show in Belgium, Pidcock’s win was seen as very pleasing for the development team. According to the company, this was particularly as the X Series…‘defines a new era for CeramicSpeed, combining its trademark ceramic bearings, with innovative engineering to create products specifically designed to endure the harsh conditions of cyclocross and gravel riding.’
CeramicSpeed’s Executive Vice President Martin Banke said, “We were delighted to be able to welcome Tom and the rest of the TP Racing Team to our headquarters for the first time. We are a company founded from racing. ‘Winning Mentality’ is one of our core values, so to not only witness Tom win the world title in Denmark, but have Tom visit only 48 hours afterwards with a World Champion’s gold medal around his neck, was very special for us.
“It was a pleasure to present Tom with such a unique gift as the 24-carat gold plated OSPW System. Tom is special talent whose accomplishments to date deserve to be celebrated.
“It’s great to see his career go from strength to strength, and exciting for CeramicSpeed to play its own part in Tom’s development as a rider of the future, as well as this latest victory of his growing palmares.”
New champion Tom Pidcock said, “It was great to visit the CeramicSpeed HQ recently, to meet the people behind the equipment, but also very interesting just to see the level of detail and work that goes into every CeramicSpeed product. I was blown away by that and was very proud to be able to show off my World Champion’s jersey to all the staff. Receiving the beautiful gift from CeramicSpeed was the icing on the cake.”