TEENAGE cycling stars Etienne and Pfeiffer Georgi have added more honours to their growing list this year.

Hot on the heels of his recent Junior Tour of Wales stage win and so securing the year-long Junior National Series victory, Berkeley-based cyclist and Castle School, Thornbury, student Etienne, 17, has been selected to join British Cycling’s Junior Academy.

Etienne’s success in the Junior Tour of Wales, held over August Bank Holiday weekend, saw him win the final stage of the three-day, five-stage event around the Heads of the Valleys area near the Brecon Beacons National Park.

He finished that competition in fifth place on the overall General Classification list and thereby won the coveted season-long British Cycling Junior Road Series.

Now his selection to the national squad means he is on the first step on a pathway that could give him the opportunity to represent Great Britain at international events.

And, with the Commonwealth Games and Olympics on the calendar in the future, the youngster has major targets to aim for.

His first training camp with the Junior Academy, takes place this week at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, which is the mecca of British track cycling.

He will be training on the same track that, last weekend, saw his sister, Pfeiffer, enjoy a glittering medal success.

Pfieffer, 15, in her final race of the season, teamed up with Giant CC Halo Films colleague Lauren Dolan to become the Under 16 Girls National Madison champions.

The cycling discipline of Madison is a long race in which teams of two riders take it in turns to complete a couple of laps before tagging their partner for them to race.

The 80 lap event requires technical skill and physical strength as the riders have to continually sling each other into the fast moving race.

Madison is decided by points from sprints held within the race. Georgi and Dolan managed to score points in all four sprints in the race and won two of them to win their gold medals.