Team DSM are delighted to reveal today the contract renewal and extensions of Pfeiffer Georgi and Charlotte Kool – as the team looks to build on strong foundations for the coming years.
As part of a trifecta of announcements for the Women’s program, after Labous’ recent announcement on Saturday, the team continue to make plans and steps for the future. Georgi will continue with her role as captain, using her vast experience and nous that belies her young age, while also focusing on the classics as a finisher where she makes great improvements year-on-year. While sprint star Kool, fresh off a recent victory at GP Eco-Struct, will be given the opportunity to develop as a sprint finisher; something that the team has great track record with. Kool will ride in the team’s distinctive two-striped jersey until at least the end of 2024, with Georgi contracted through the 2025 season as well.
Pfeiffer Georgi (GBR)
Still only 21 years old, Georgi has been with Team DSM upon turning professional in 2019 and has steadily grown as an athlete on and off the bike since then. A committed professional, Georgi has overcome bad luck and injury spells, with her 2021 campaign a breakthrough year for the wider public, but not for those within the team. Last season culminated with Georgi taking her first win which was quickly followed up by a very impressive ride to claim the British national title on a challenging course in Lincoln. Building on those performances in 2022, Georgi has further grown in her role as a road captain and an integral member of the team’s sprint and classics blocks, where she herself took a strong ninth at Paris-Roubaix after an attacking race – another sign of her potential for the future.
Charlotte Kool (NED)
Joining Team DSM for the start of the 2022 season Kool has immediately settled in well, forming a formidable part of the team’s sprint group, often acting as last lead out rider where she can utilise her speed and bike handling skills to great effect. Yet, Kool is more than just a lead out rider and someone that has a lot of untapped potential and room for development as a sprint finisher for the team herself. This was put on full display at the recent GP Eco-Struct where Kool powered to sprint victory with ease after a strong lead out from the rest of the squad, claiming her first win for Team DSM and her first at that level in a one-day race. A glimpse of her sprint qualities that the team firmly believes in, Kool aims to build on that result going ahead as she extends her tenure.