Dolan pulls on GB top at World event

Lauren Dolan will carry the flag for the West Country at this week’s World Road Race Championships in Bergen, Norway.

The 17-year-old Millfield College student, from Bickington, near Newton Abbot, will aim to take her already medal-laden career to a new level after being picked for the Great Britain team for both the Women’s Junior Time Trial and Road Race.

Dolan has won national and international honours on both track and road after starting her career with her local Mid-Devon CC and then moved on to the Gloucestershire-based Liv CC-Epic Coaching squad.

Alongside her in Norway, in both the TT and road race, will be Liv CC team-mate Pfeiffer Georgi, who is the daughter of former leading Mid- Devon racer Peter Georgi, whose family originally lived in Kingskerswell, near Torquay.

They will tackle the Time Trial in Bergen tomorrow and the Road Race on Friday.

A medal in either would be a huge step forward for Dolan or Georgi, but it is not out of the question.

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