Christa Riffel

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Christa Riffel Road cycling
Christa Riffel (2017)
Christa Riffel (2017)
To person
Date of birth July 30, 1998
nation GermanyGermany Germany
discipline Road / train
To the team
Current team Canyon // SRAM Racing
2012-2017 RSV Edelweiß Oberhausen
Last updated: July 4th, 2020

Christa Riffel (born July 30, 1998 in Karlsruhe ) is a German cyclist who is active on track and road .

Athletic career

At the age of 13, Christa Riffel started cycling with her twin brother Jan. She attends the Copernicus High School in Philippsburg .

In 2015 Christa Riffel became German junior champion in the points run on the track. The following year, she won the Junior Women's Cycling Bundesliga . As a result, she started at the UCI Road World Championships in 2015 in the junior road race and finished 38th, as well as at the World Championships the following year. In 2015 she also took part in the individual time trial of the World Championships, but her start was delayed due to technical irregularities on her bike, so that she lost three minutes and had no chance of a top place. She was also part of the squad at the European Championships in 2016 and 2017 . In April 2016, she won the junior competition on the Energy Watch Tour . At the German track championships she won silver in the points race and in the team pursuit of the elite.

In August 2017, Riffel received a stagiaire contract with Team Canyon SRAM Racing and in November came third at the 947 Cycle Challenge in South Africa . In 2018 she joined the team's elite squad. In the same year she finished ninth in the individual time trial and second in the road race at the German road championships .



  • Overall ranking and one stage of the Energy Watch Tour
  • MaillotAllemania.svg German junior champion - individual time trial, road race


  • MaillotAllemania.svg German junior champion - points race


Web links

Commons : Christa Riffel  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Riffel has victory in his pocket. In: August 26, 2015, accessed June 30, 2018 .
  2. Bronze, silver, gold! ( Memento from June 30, 2018 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Riffel wins Bundesliga in the first U19 year - looking forward to the World Cup in the USA - cycling at. In: August 31, 2015, accessed June 29, 2018 .
  4. ^ Road World Championships: Christa Riffel finished last because of technical discrepancies. In: September 21, 2015, accessed June 30, 2018 .
  5. Christa Riffel: "The Nations Cup was really good". In: April 16, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2018 .