Georgia Baker

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Georgia Baker
Baker in 2018
Personal information
Born (1994-09-21) 21 September 1994 (age 29)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Team information
Current teamOrica–Scott
Rider typeTrack Endurance
Amateur teams
?Northern Districts Cycling Club[1]
2013Team Polygon Australia[2]
2014Jayco/Apollo VIS[3]
Professional teams
2015–2016High5 Dream Team[5]
2018TIS Racing[6]
2022–Team BikeExchange–Jayco
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Women's track cycling
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2019 Pruszków Team pursuit
Silver medal – second place 2019 Pruszków Madison
Silver medal – second place 2023 Glasgow Points race
Silver medal – second place 2023 Glasgow Madison
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2022 Birmingham Points race
Gold medal – first place 2022 Birmingham Team pursuit
Women's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Wollongong Mixed team relay
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2022 Birmingham Road race

Georgia Baker (born 21 September 1994) is an Australian professional racing cyclist.[7] She rode in the women's team pursuit at the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.[8]

Cycling career[edit]

After taking a break from road racing in 2016 with the High5 Dream Team to focus on her Rio Olympics campaign, Baker signed for Orica-Scott to race in the Women's World Tour team for 2017.[9] In her first European race for the team at the end of May, Baker was among the 90 non-finishers of 121 that started at Gooik–Geraardsbergen–Gooik.[10]

Baker withdrew from the 2017 Women's Tour on the opening stage after experiencing a racing heart and sharp pains in her chest and arm.[11] She was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia, which is not a life-threatening condition, but needed to be treated to continue as an athlete. She had surgery in early August, and resumed training for a mixed road and track season in the run-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[12] Following the successful surgery, Baker undertook a three-month training block in Australia before racing at the Oceania Track Championships in November 2017.[13]

Baker qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She was a member of the women's pursuit team. The team, consisting of Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Annette Edmondson, Alexandra Manly and Maeve Plouffe, finished fifth.[14]

At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Baker won the gold medal in the women's team pursuit event alongside Sophie Edwards, Chloe Moran and Maeve Plouffe, setting a games record time of 4:14.06.

Major results[edit]

2nd Team pursuit, Oceania Track Championships
Oceania Track Championships
1st Individual Pursuit
1st Omnium
2nd Points race
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Madison, Austral (with Danielle McKinnirey)
1st Points race, Oceania Track Championships
1st Road race, Commonwealth Games
1st Stage 2 Thüringen Ladies Tour
3rd Team relay, UCI Road World Championships
4th Scheldeprijs
7th GP Oetingen


  1. ^ "HPU Rider Profiles, Georgia Baker". Cycling Australia. Archived from the original on 11 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  2. ^ "TEAM POLYGON AUSTRALIA". Polygon Bikes Team. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (15 August 2014). "NRS team feature: Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Team". Cycling News. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Georgia Baker Makes Home Debut For Wiggle Honda At Launceston Classic". Wiggle High5. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  5. ^ "New Australian women's cycling team High5 Dream Team launched". The Guardian. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  6. ^ Fair, Alex (6 November 2017). "Devonport's Macey Stewart signed by Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling Team for 2018". The Advocate. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Georgia Baker". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  8. ^ Qualifying results
  9. ^ "Final signing confirms the complete ORICA-AIS team for 2017". GreenEDGE Cycling. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik". UCI. 28 May 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  11. ^ Homfray, Reece (28 June 2017). "The Coffee Ride #147, with Reece Homfray". The Advertiser. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  12. ^ Smith, Adam (21 July 2017). "Tasmanian cycling star Georgia Baker all set for surgery to overcome heart complaint". The Mercury. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  13. ^ Smith, Adam (12 August 2017). "Now the surgery is over, Baker is back on track for Gold Coast". The Mercury. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2021". The Roar. Retrieved 14 January 2022.

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