By Booster Apps


Two top 10 finished for Junior National TT Champ Pfeiffer Georgi. 

The British rider was part of a chasing group along with teammate Sophie Wright vying for silver and bronze after Italy’s Elena Pirrone raced away to secure her second gold of the championships.

In much colder conditions in Norway than during the time trials, five British riders took to the startline, with Rhona Callendar, Lauren Murphy and Jessica Roberts joining Wright and Georgi.

On the opening lap, Denmark’s Emma Jorgensen broke away, building up a lead of over 30 seconds at one point, looking comfortable.

The pace of Jorgensen’s attack caused problems for the peloton, with Georgi working hard and taking her turn at the front of the bunch to try to close the gap.

Callendar dropped off the peloton in the early stages and struggled to rejoin the main group given their efforts to chase Jorgensen - and they reeled her in on the climb on the second lap.

The peloton drove on after the catch, and in the closing stages of the second lap, just Georgi and Wright remained in the lead group, with Murphy and Roberts working hard to get back on.

With 31km to go, Wright, working with Italy’s Letizia Paternoster, charged ahead on the climb up Salmon Hill - only for Australia’s Madeleine Fasnacht to move past both of them and ride clear.

That move didn’t stick though, with Italy’s Pirrone then taking up the charge and going clear on her own, putting significant distance between her and the field with a lead of around 13 seconds.

The constant attacks split the peloton with Wright and Georgi remaining in the leading chase group.

Pirrone proved too strong for the rest of the field though and crossed the line to take gold and secure her second world title of the week after success in the time trial.

Jorgensen’s early bravery was rewarded as the Danish rider crossed the line in second place with Pirrone’s teammate Paternoster taking bronze as Georgi took sixth place, with Wright finishing 12th.

Further back, Roberts took 42nd, almost seven minutes back on Pirrone with Murphy in 64th, ten minutes down with Callendar abandoning the race.

Georgi also raced in the TT and completed the 16.1km junior women's course in 24:42.31 to finish seventh in Bergen on a rain-soaked course.