Cervélo - Emma Pooley wins GP Suisse
Emma Pooley (GBR) won another convincing victory today at the GP Suisse. In fact, the women of Cervélo TestTeam dominated the race with all five members of today’s squad finishing in the top 15. Pooley had formidable competition with Judith Arndt (GER-HTC-Columbia) taking second and Jeannie Longo (FRA) placing third.
The GP de Suisse/Souvenir de Magali Pache, part of the Tour de Romandie program, consists of an individual time trial on a 23.4 km long course in a race against the clock.
“I felt real bad this morning, kind of shaky and normally I am not too nervous before a time trial,” said Emma Pooley, following her victory today. “I thought I was still tired from training. After Fléche Wallonne I was training really hard for the Tour d’Aude that’s coming so I thought maybe it wouldn’t go so well today. I didn’t want to start the race I felt so bad I thought I was going to have a really bad day. But sometimes it’s worth trying. I didn’t really know how I was doing because I rode today without a power meter. Sometimes it’s better to do it by feel. I could see I was catching some people on the climb, but it’s not just the climb there’s the descent and the flat part so that doesn’t mean very much because you don’t know how the other people are doing, you don’t know how well the people behind you are doing. In a time trial I prefer to concentrate just on my own speed so I can ride by feel. Philippe Mau was really good in the car he was quite encouraging and positive though I think he got a bit frustrated with me on the corners. Overall I’m really pleased.”
GP Suisse – 23.4km Time trial
1 Emma Pooley (GBR) Cervélo TestTeam 2 Judith Arndt (GER) HTC- Columbia 3 Jeannie Longo (FRA) 4 Sharon Laws (GBR) Cervélo TestTeam 5 Carla Ryan (AUS) Cervélo TestTeam 7 Patricia Schwager (SUI) Cervélo TestTeam 14 Emilie Aubry (SUI) Cervélo TestTeam
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