Track & Road Cyclist – Junior Gent Wevelgem and Trofeo Binda Champion & Senior Madison National Champion
Date of birth: 27th September 2000
Lives & Trains: UK & Europe
Team: Sunweb (UCI) & Great Britain
After being one of the most successful junior road riders in the world, having won the Junior Nation’s Cup twice, Pfeiffer begins her senior career as the youngest member of Team Sunweb, a set up renowned for nurturing and bringing on young talent.
Pfeiffer started riding when she was only four. She used to live in Herne Hill, just a couple of minutes away from the world-famous velodrome, often going there with her father, Peter Georgi, who raced internationally. Cycling is a family affair for Pfeiffer, her brother Etienne, mother and grandfather all cycle, so she has been brought up with it.
Pfeiffer started racing when she was six and although she would say she wasn’t very good to start with, she enjoyed going with her brother to Castle Combe every Thursday night. When she was about 13 she started getting better and enjoyed cycling even more.
Pfeiffer was first spotted by British Cycling at the National Series races and invited on one of six Olympic regional development apprentice days. From there she has gone on to be the 2014 U14 and 2016 U16 Girls National Criterium Champion and represented Team GB at the 2015 EYOF in Tbilisi. In 2017 Pfeiffer won the Gent-Wevelgem Junior Nations Cup race and at just 17, she won the Senior Track Nationals madison title.
Her success continued in 2018 when she won the junior Trofeo Binda in a two up sprint on what was the first round of the Junior Nations Cup, run on a similar course to the elites. She also took fourth in the mountains classification at her first World Tour level race in 2018’s Tour de Yorkshire.
She won a bronze medal in the team pursuit at the World Junior Track Championships and ended her junior career with 4th in the time trial and 11th in the road race at the World Championships in Innsbruck.
In 2020 Pfeiffer was really excited to be racing on the road with Team Sunweb and this continues into 2021.
Her role model is Lizzie Deignan and her main ambition is to become an Olympic and World Champion in the road race and time trial.