Cervélo - Emma Pooley new British national road champion
Emma Pooley is the new national road champion of Great Britain. Pooley attacked in the final kilometer out of a break away of four riders. Teammate Lizzie Armitstead came second, Nicole Cook third.
“It was a fast race from the start. There was a break away of four riders, three of them ours, Emma Pooley, Lizzie Armitstead and Sharon Laws plus Nicole Cooke,” said Egon van Kessel, Sports Director. “Our plan for the final with this group was to set up the sprint for Lizzie, but Pooley went so fast that Cooke couldn’t follow her. Pooley soloed to the finish and Armitstead won the sprint coming from behind Cooke. Sharon Laws came fourth. Great performances!”
“I am really triumphant. It was a very hilly circuit and I wasn’t able to drop them in the climbs. The last part was pretty flat though I didn’t believe I could win it at that point,” said Emma Pooley following her victory today. “I thought that Lizzie and Nicole would be stronger than me, but in the last kilometer I found a gap and just went solo over the line, absolutely fantastic. I have really been working for this for years. I’ve not succeeded in the past but now I am really pleased to wear the jersey.”
Result 1. Emma Pooley – Cervélo TestTeam 2. Lizzie Armitstead – Cervélo TestTeam 3. Nicole Cooke 4. Sharon Laws – Cervélo TestTeam
Geert Broekhuizen - Public Relations