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Team Sunweb extend contracts with Pfeiffer Georgi and Coryn Rivera

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Team Sunweb are delighted to extend contracts with Pfeiffer Georgi and Coryn Rivera, with both talented riders staying with Team Sunweb until the end of 2021.

Pfeiffer Georgi (GBR)

After joining the team in 2019 and making the step up from juniors where she claimed several titles, Georgi impressed with strong performances across a multitude of terrain – helping the team to impressive results throughout the season. Her personal highlight came with a bronze medal in the British U23 national time trial championships and a top ten at the European championships. Georgi began her 2020 campaign in Australia and was an important member of the team’s successful start to the year. Still in her late teens, age is very much on Georgi’s side and she is looking forward to continuing her journey with the team.

On extending with the team Georgi said: “I’m really excited to extend my contract with the team and I’m grateful for their continued support, especially with the current situation in the world. I think it’s the best place to continue my development as a young rider – improving and learning from the coaches, experts and other riders on the team. We started off 2020 really well and I’m looking forward to winning more races as a team together this year and in the future.”

Team Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans added: “Pfeiffer had a very unlucky first season in 2019, but started 2020 on a high-note where she was an important member of the team’s success in the Australian races. We think her talents lie as a classics rider in the future and we want to help develop her abilities in those races whilst also focusing on strengthening her overall ability. Pfeiffer really understands the game of cycling, which is impressive for someone of her age, and it is a very important quality for someone to progress into a top rider.” 

Coryn Rivera (USA)

Rivera made the move across the pond in 2017, joining Team Sunweb to make an immediate impact with wins at Trofeo Binda and the Tour of Flanders – becoming the first ever US rider to win the latter. Since 2017 she’s taken a total of 11 victories alongside numerous podiums and top tens at WorldTour level, cementing her place as one of the most consistent riders in the women’s peloton. A punchy and versatile rider, Rivera can compete in the sprints, hilly terrain and her favoured spring classics races.

Rivera expressed: “I think it is only natural to extend my contract with Team Sunweb. We have worked well together over the last four years: learning and achieving a lot together. There is a very promising group of young girls here and I’m excited to help them develop in the WorldTour. 2021 will feel like somewhat of a do over of 2020, so I am hoping for a healthy and normal schedule of the spring classics and a focus on the Olympics and summer one-day races later in the year.”

Team Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans continued: “Next year Coryn will start her fifth year with the team and every season she has picked up plenty of top results for us. Coryn is also a strong and dedicated team player and has become an important culture carrier within the team as one of the more experienced riders. On the bike she keeps developing and is becoming more and more diverse with her qualities – she is a dangerous rider on a lot of different parcours.”