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Race 1

1° Gran Premio Comuni di Vada - Rosignano Marittimo e Livorno

 

Race Writeup

Emma Pooley opened her account for the season with a win in the first day of racing in Etrusca. The race was opened up on the climb of Nibbiaia, where about 40 riders broke clear. It was a talented group, including Marianne Vos (Netherlands), Susanne Ljungskog (Team Flexpoint), Nisole Brändli (Bigla) and the Cervelo Test Team pair of Kristin Armstrong and Emma Pooley.

On the climb of Montenero, Pooley pressed ahead and forced a further break. With just five kilomters remaining, she went over the top ahead, but had a small crash on the descent, which allowed others, including Vos to come back to her. The group, though, was at a disadvantage; Cervelo Test Team had numerical superiority and Kristin Armstrong launched Pooley to the line. Pooley won, Armstrong took second and Vos was third.

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Post Race Comments

Emma Pooley (Cervelo Test Team): "It was a hard day, but we worked well as a team. I attacked, but had a small crash, which meant that the chasers were able to come back to me. I have to thank [Kristin] Armstrong for her help on the run in to the finish. Personally, I have shown that I have good form. I have worked hard in pre-season preparation and this is one of the first major goals of the season."

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Results - Top 10 

1.    Pooley Emma (Cervelo Test Team)

2.    Armstrong Kristin (Cervelo Test Team)

3.    Vos Marianne (Nazionale Olanda)

4.    Ljungskog Susanne (Team Flexpoint)

5.    Brandli Nicole (Bigla Cycling Team)

6.    Villumsen Serup Linda (Team Columbia High Road)

7.    Hausler Claudia (Cervelo Test Team)

8.    Whitelaw Vicky (Vision 1 Racing)

9.    Bras Martine (Selle Italia Ghezzi)

10.   Dufoer Sjoukje (Nazionale Belgio)

 

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