Georgia Williams

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Georgia Williams
2018 Boels Ladies Tour 221.jpg
Williams in 2018
Personal information
Full nameGeorgia Williams
Born (1993-08-25) 25 August 1993 (age 26)
Takapuna, North Island, New Zealand[1]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Team information
Current teamMitchelton–Scott
Discipline
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Professional teams
2013–2016Be Pink[2][3]
2017–Orica–Scott[4]

Georgia Williams (born 25 August 1993) is a New Zealand professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam Mitchelton–Scott.[5]

Career[edit]

She took up cycling whilst attending Albany Junior High School, where testing at the school's sports academy suggested that she was suited to the sport, having previously competed in netball and water polo.[6]

She took two silver medals at the UCI Juniors Track World Championships: one in the team pursuit in 2010 and another in the individual pursuit in 2011.[1] Williams joined the Be Pink team in 2013.[2] She competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In 2016, she was part of the New Zealand team pursuit squads that finished fourth at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1] In February 2017 it was announced that Williams would join Orica–Scott for the 2017 season.[7] She won New Zealand's second ever medal in the women's road race at a Commonwealth Games, a silver medal in 2018, after Susy Pryde at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.[8]

Major results[edit]

2009
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Time trial, Oceania Junior Road Championships
2010
2nd Team pursuit, UCI Junior Track World Championships (with Alexandra Neems, and Elizabeth Steel)[9]
2011
2nd Individual pursuit, UCI Junior Track World Championships[10]
3rd Time trial, Oceania Junior Road Championships
2012
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG Criterium, National Road Championships
2013
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification Tour Languedoc Roussillon
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2014
Oceania Track Championships
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Team pursuit (with Lauren Ellis, Jaime Nielsen and Racquel Sheath)
3rd Points race
2nd Points race, BikeNZ Classic
2016
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2017
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
2nd Road race
2018
National Road Championships
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG Time trial
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG Road race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Road race, Commonwealth Games
4th Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
2019
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Georgia Williams". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Cycling: Williams signs with Italian BePink team". nzherald.co.nz. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  3. ^ Georgia Williams at Cycling Archives
  4. ^ "Mitchelton-Scott women announce 10-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  5. ^ Weislo, Laura (8 January 2020). "2020 Team Preview: Mitchelton-Scott Women". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  6. ^ Reid, Felicity (24 June 2016). "From terrible to trophies". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Orica-Scott add Georgia Williams to women's 2017 roster". cyclingnews.com. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  8. ^ Wright, Marion (19 April 2018). "Georgia Williams – biggest result of my career so far". Road Cycling. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Aussies add three more golds on night 3". Cycling News. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Voynova sets new world record in time trial". Cycling News. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2018.

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