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Building on a strong 2021 season with numerous successes, Team DSM reinforce their Women’s program with contract extensions for Pfeiffer Georgi, Franziska Koch and Esmée Peperkamp. Peperkamp will stay with the team until at least the end of 2022, while Georgi and Koch will race in the team’s colours through the 2023 season.
Pfeiffer Georgi (GBR)
Still only 20-years-old, Georgi has been with the team upon turning professional in 2019 and has steadily grown as an athlete on and off the bike since then. Learning from those around in her in her opening two years, 2021 has seen some breakthrough performances from the Brit as either part of the team’s lead out train, or when she’s had the chance to go for results as the designated finisher. This was apparent at the recent Simac Ladies Tour where Georgi rode impressively to claim a brilliant sixth place on GC and take home the best young rider’s jersey – impressive results at the highest level of the sport, the Women’s World Tour. Full of confidence and in great form, Georgi took her maiden professional victory at La Choralis Fourmies Féminine after an incredible ride by the team throughout the day on the attack.
Franziska Koch (GER)
Having turned professional with the team in August of 2019, Koch immediately burst onto the scene taking a spectacular stage win at the Boels Ladies Tour after an impressive sprint from the day’s late breakaway. Still only 21 years old, Koch has developed season-by-season with the team, proving to be a versatile rider who is strong on the flat but can also handle the short and punchy climbs. A team player, she’s also happy to dig in to help the team’s goals and brings that enthusiasm to off the bike.
Esmée Peperkamp (NED)
Starting the sport of cycling relatively late, Peperkamp has found her feet well after joining Team DSM at the beginning of 2021 and has proven to be a valuable team member in her professional career so far. Often found working selflessly at the front of the peloton, helping to chase back the day’s breakaway and setting up the team’s finisher, Peperkamp has settled into the team well while she hones and fine tunes her skills with the help of the team’s experts and coaches. Looking ahead, Peperkamp aims to continue to develop her abilities on the bike with the team.