A GLOUCESTERSHIRE cyclist has become the new women’s British National Road Champion.
Pfeiffer Georgi, 21, who lives in Breadstone, Berkeley won the elite women’s road race at the national championships in Lincoln on Sunday.
And she also took victory in the Under 23 category contained within the race.
Pfeiffer completed the 101km race in two hours, 38 minutes and 43 seconds.
“It’s pretty special,” said Pfeiffer.
“I can’t believe it, honestly.
“I just tried to stay cool and trust I had the power at the end.
“I crossed the line shaking my head.
“Just the realisation I get to wear this jersey for 12 months – it’s an honour.”
Pfeiffer, who turned 21 in September, became a professional cyclist while still studying for her A levels at the Castle School in Thornbury.
She rides for the UCI (International Cycling Union) Women’s World Team, DSM.
The team is based in Holland and Pfeiffer spends half her time there, and half at home in Berkeley.
Pfeiffer’s success comes at an exciting time in the world of women’s professional cycling.
Some of the sports most iconic events, such as the Tour de France, are only just fully opening up to women.
Next summer, the Tour de France will hold a women’s stage race for the first time since the 1980s.
The Tour de France Femmes will follow the men’s race, with riders setting off from the Champs-Élysées in Paris on July 24, 2022.
Unlike the La Course by Le Tour de France — a one-day race that the Tour’s organisers have run for women since 2014 — the new event will be a multi-stage race lasting for around one week.
Pfeiffer’s team will be taking part, and she will be working hard to earn a place.
Ultimately Pfeiffer would love to win the right to wear the rainbow jersey, which is considered the pinnacle of professional cycling.