Pooley comes out on top in GP Elsy Jacobs
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Pooley comes out on top in GP Elsy Jacobs

by VeloNation Press at 7:18 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Race Reports and Results

Cervélo TestTeam's Emma Pooley extended her winning streak today at the GP Elsy Jacobs in Garnich, Luxembourg. Monia Baccaille (ITA- Team Valdarno Umbria) finished the race in second and Andrea Bosman (NED- Leontien.nl) rounded out the podium in third.

“We had another sensational win today from Emma Pooley,” said Jens Zemke, Sports Director. “Emma escaped on the second last climb, with 20 kilometres to the finish. Behind her was a group of twenty riders that included Sharon Laws (GBR), Lizzie Armitstead (GBR) and Regina Bruins (NED). Lizzie was also involved in a break together with Ludivine Henrion (BEL-Red Sun cycling) and Judith Arndt (GER-HTC-Columbia) that was out for 30 kilometres. They were brought back into the bunch about 20 kilometres before the finish. Then, just as Lizzie was caught, Emma attacked, while the other 3 girls in the bunch covered the attacks that came from behind. It really was a spectacular display of team work, I must say.”

Pooley attacked her way to the top of the podium and was happy with her team's performance.

“Once again today we had a really good race,” Pooley said after the finish. “Twenty kilometres before the finish, just when the group that Lizzie was in came back I was watching Emma Johansson (SWE – Red Sun Cycling) and we broke out of the peloton. I decided to attack and the first time she was able to follow me, but when I tried it again I was able to drop her.

"Our tactic today was to make the race really hard and that worked very well. I must say that I am really proud of this team. We have had a lot of wins in the past weeks, every rider is really strong and we’ve learned to ride together as a team. All our hard work is paying off now. Tomorrow we will have another race in Luxembourg, the GP Mameranus. I am looking forward to it.”

2010 Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs results (124 km):
1 Emma Pooley (GBR) Cervélo TestTeam
2 Monia Baccaille (ITA) Team Valdarno Umbria
3 Andrea Bosman (NED) Leontien.nl ;;;


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