About Georgia

Georgia has been a fixture on the international Mountain Bike scene for the past 5 years. She has represented Team USA at 7 World Championships, 2 Olympic Games (Beijing- 2008, London- 2012) and 2 continental championships. Her palmares include an Olympic bronze medal (London, 2012), multiple US national championships and scores of race and series wins. She has been an outspoken advocate for women in cycling, and she currently serves as one of 2 mountain bike representatives on the U.C.I. Athletes’ Commission.

Georgia began riding mountain bikes after moving to Ketchum, Idaho in 1999, and soon she was racing at the expert level. In 2004 she moved into the professional ranks, hired coach Ben Ollett, secured a grassroots, regional sponsorship with Team Tamarack and discovered cyclocross. In 2005, she decided to try full-time racing while still working part-time. She and her husband Dusty drove to all the National Mountain Bike Series races in their 15-passenger van, camping along the way and returning to their home in Ketchum Idaho in between races. Consistent top ten finishes put her in 9th place overall in both the short track and cross country series. That autumn she continued to succeed and earned her first podium finish at a national-level race at the USGP of Cyclocross in Watsonville, CA.

In 2006 Georgia signed with the LUNA Women’s Mountain Bike Team and ended the year with a surprising win at the U.S. Mountain Bike National Championships. The following year she won the Pan-American Championships in Argentina, won every NMBS cross country race (the first cyclist to do so since 1993), finished on the podium at the St. Felicien World Cup in Qu├ębec and earned a bronze medal at the mountain bike World Championships as part of the USA relay team. In 2008, Georgia stood on the podium at four World Cup races and represented the USA at the Beijing Olympics, finishing 8th. That fall she won both the U.S.G.P. of Cyclocross series and the North American Cyclocross Tour. 2012 marked Georgia’s most successful season to date: she won a Bronze medal at the London Olympic Games, a Bronze medal at the 2012 World Championships, stood on 4 World Cup podiums, finished 5th in the World Cup overall and defended her National Championship title in the US.

Looking ahead
For 2013 Georgia hopes to build on her past successes as she continues to strive for bigger goals. This season she’ll once again travel as a member of the LUNA Pro Team to races in the US, Europe and South Africa. Along the way, she hopes to defend her title as US National Champion and to continue to hone her fitness and skills with the ultimate goal of winning a World Cup and a medal at the 2013 World Championships. In the fall, she’ll turn her attention to racing cyclocross with the aim of defending her 2012 USGP series championship. Georgia lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband Dusty, their 28 bicycles, 5 chickens, a hive of bees and a garden full of vegetables.

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