Despite still being very much in her early twenties, 2023 marks Pfeiffer’s fifth year in Team DSM having joined in 2019, growing year-on-year as both a rider and as a person.
It was almost destined that Pfeiffer would get into the sport of cycling. Her dad was a former racer, which sparked her Mum’s interest and Pfeiffer and her brother soon followed suit when they were old enough. When she was four, her family lived in Herne Hill, so they could go to the velodrome there with her track bike. She started racing at around the age of six and hasn’t looked back since.
Cycling wasn’t Pfeiffer’s only sport and she devoted between the years of three to 16, to do ballet, which was the biggest thing alongside cycling. She also did cross country, trampolining, dancing, and ice skating but she laughs “none of it was serious, I just wanted to try some things.”
Looking back on her opening few years with the team, the analytical and reflective Pfeiffer is her own harshest critic.