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Georgia Taylor-Brown tempted by pro cycling when triathlon career is over

She has gold and silver Olympic medals in triathlon but it sounds like the world of pro cycling could be the next challenge.

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Redefining triathlon

Georgia Taylor-Brown has hinted that she’d like to explore a professional cycling career once she steps away from triathlon.

The focus in the recent ‘Face to Face’ interview with Super League Triathlon’s Adam Leitch, embedded below, was rightly on the challenges she’s faced in her home life.

But now in a good place on that front and as she starts the build up to next year’s Paris Olympics, the end of the interview featured a glimpse into what might come next for GTB.

Ticking off all triathlon challenges

She won individual silver and Mixed Team Relay gold in Tokyo and looking ahead to post-Paris – or beyond that – she said: “I want to be in a place where I feel like I’ve given everything to triathlon.

“And once I’ve got to that point, I’ll leave, because I don’t want to just keep doing it for the sake of doing it and because I’m scared to enter the real world. I want to leave knowing that I’ve given triathlon my everything and there’s not a single stone left unturned.

“I love triathlon, but I don’t know how much more I can give to the sport – I think I’ll see where my head is at after Paris, have a good period off and try and just do some relaxing, normal human being things and then go from there.

“Maybe I could do another [Olympic] cycle or actually try another sport and give that a go and see where it goes.”

Georgia Taylor Brown wins Munich 2022 photo credit James Mitchell and SLT
[Photo credit: James Mitchell and SLT]
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Could cycling come next?

One of the most accomplished cyclists in both WTCS and Super League, especially in challenging conditions, Taylor-Brown added: “I’ve always said I’d quite like to try cycling as well, so I’d love to give pro cycling a go and see where I go with that.

I know that that’s not a simple process. I can’t just step into that, much as I’d like to.

“I know that I’ve got to kind of start from the bottom and build up and hopefully get a team.”

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Knibb shows the way

One of Taylor-Brown’s potential Paris rivals, the reigning IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Taylor Knibb, has already taken a significant first step herself into the world of professional cycling.

Earlier this year she joined Trek-Segafredo, a US based UCI WorldTour team, and could yet try and compete in both triathlon and the road cycling time trial at next year’s Olympics.

Paula Findlay too has shown again this year how much of an impact triathlon’s top female cyclists can make – she won the Canadian national TT title again and represented her country at the UCI Cycling World Championships in Scotland.

Taylor-Brown signed off the interview by saying: “I’m not done with sport yet. Partly just because I love it and I don’t think I’m quite old enough to be finished yet.

“And, yeah, I think I’m also a little bit scared to get a real job!”

Jonathan Turner
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Jonathan Turner
Jonathan Turner is News Director for both TRI247 and RUN247, and is accustomed to big-name interviews, breaking news stories and providing unrivalled coverage for endurance sports.  
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