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Ben Swift and Pfeiffer Georgi win national road race titles

Ben Swift (center) also won the road race at the 2019 national championships

Britain’s Ben Swift won the men’s national road race title twice in a row, and Pfeiffer Georgi won the women’s event in Lincoln.

21-year-old Georgy attacked late on a steep cobblestone uphill, beating ahead of Josie Nelson and Joselin Louden.

33-year-old Swift also had to work hard on the uphill finish, but Ethan Hayter led Fred Wright to victory in third place.

After winning the 101km race, Georgy said it was an “honor” to wear the national champion jersey.

“I shook my head and crossed the line,” added the DSM rider. “That’s incredible”

Hater’s podium finish at 166km, the 13-lap men’s race, closed the successful week of winning time trials and circuit races.

After winning in 2019, Swift said the 2020 race was canceled due to a coronavirus pandemic and claimed another victory “across the moon.”

“I’m used to riding this jersey. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to race last year, so it was free for a year,” added the Ineos Grenadiers rider.

“Hopefully today I justified that extra year.”

National Championship Road Race Results

Women’s

1. Pfeiffer Georgy (DSM) 2 hours 38 minutes 43 seconds

2. Josie Nelson (Coop-Hitec Products) +3 seconds

3. Joss Lowden (Drops-Le Col) +7 seconds

Men’s

1. Ben Swift (Ineos Glenaders) 3 hours 45 minutes 19 seconds

2. Fred Light (Bahrain-Victory) +2 seconds

3. Ethan Hayter (Ineos Glenaders) +7 seconds

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Ben Swift and Pfeiffer Georgi win national road race titles

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