Pfeiffer Georgi retains British women's title with searing late attack on Saltburn Bank

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Pfeiffer Georgi (Team dsm-firmenich PostNL) retained her British road race title with a searing attack on the final kick up Saltburn Bank. The 23-year-old’s supremacy brooked no argument, although late attacker Sophie Wright (Fenix-Deceuninck) was left to wonder what might have been after she suffered a rear wheel puncture in the finale.

Georgi bided her time until the final ascent from the seafront towards the finish line. Teed up by teammate Josie Nelson, she unleashed a ferocious attack that nobody could counter. She quickly put daylight into her rivals on the climb and she could already enjoy her triumph as the road flattened out.

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