Helen Wyman (Xypex-Verge Sport) will be back in the red, white and blue stripes of British cyclo-cross champion after outgunning Nikki Brammeier (MUDIIITA Canyon) to claim her tenth national title at Hetton Lyons Country Park.

Wyman powered away from World Cup rival Brammeier – the back-to-back defending champion – in the final stages after a race-long battle between the two.

Wyman's accelerations, both on the bike and on foot, helped open up a gap and the 36-year-old resisted a late comeback to surge away again and claim victory by 13 seconds.

For the second year running, Bethany Crumpton finished third while, earlier in the day, rising star Evie Richards - already a World Cup round winner at senior level - claimed her third under-23 title.

Helen Wyman, salute, British National Cyclo-cross Championships, 2018, (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

In the under-23 men’s race, Tom Pidcock (Telenet Fidea Lions) added to his rising stock with another national title - his first at under-23 level - after a great display of bike handling.

Pidcock - the world junior cyclo-cross champion, world junior time trial champion and national criterium champion - opened up a gap at the end of the first lap thanks to bunny-hopping over the hurdles and his lead only increased from there on.

Ben Turner and Dan Tulett finished second and third respectively – the opposite way around to how they finished on the world junior podium behind Pidcock last year.

Finally, Grant Ferguson (CST-American Eagle) - who rode the cross country MTB event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - won his first senior men’s national ‘cross title to deny Ian Field (Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma) a sixth victory.

Ferguson - under-23 national champion three years in a row between 2013 and 2015, and already a national champion on the mountain bike - attacked Field with two laps to go to claim victory; 2016 winner Liam Killeen (Malvern Cycle Sport) finished third.

Re-live the action through this photo gallery from SWPix.com.

Helen Wyman, Nikki Brammeier, uphill, technique, running, British National Cyclo-cross Championships, 2018, (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)
Evie Richards, start, technique, British National Cyclo-cross Championships, 2018, (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)
Perhaps unsurprisingly given that pedigree, Richards was in a league of her own in the national under-23 women's race and claimed her third consecutive victory by a big margin (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)
Evie Richards, hug, British National Cyclo-cross Championships, 2018, (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)
Tom Pidcock, bike handling, technique, descending, mud, British National Cyclo-cross Championships, 2018, (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)
Tom Pidcock, national cyclo-cross championships, bunny hop, hurdles (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWPix.com)
Tom Pidcock, national cyclo-cross championships, dismount, hurdles (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWPix.com)
Tom Pidcock, bow, salute, British National Cyclo-cross Championships, 2018, (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)
Tom Pidcock, British champion, podium, British National Cyclo-cross Championships, 2018, (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)
Grant Ferguson, Ian Field, shouldering bike, carry, technique, British National Cyclo-cross Championships, 2018, (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)
Grant Ferguson, British National Cyclo-cross Championships, 2018, (Pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)