Emma Pooley joins Cervelo
Briton signs one year contract with Swiss team
Pooley, the Olympic silver medalist in the time trial at the Beijing
Olympics will join the Cervélo-Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team for 2009, the
team has announced.
likeable 26-year-old from Great Britain currently in Zurich in Switzerland.
For the last three years, she has been working to complete a PhD in
geotechnical engineering. From 2009 she will race for the Cervélo-Lifeforce
Pro Cycling Team as a full time cyclist.
admire the Cervélo-Lifeforce Team because of their professionalism, their
tactical strength, and the results they therefore get. I’m very pleased to
have the chance to learn from the riders and the team management to improve
my racing and work as an effective part of the team. I’m really looking
forward to working together with such a friendly and welcoming team,“
said Emma Pooley of her decision.
Her greatest success to date, besides the time trial silver medal in Beijing, was a road World Cup victory at the “Trofeo Alfredo Binda“ in March 2008.
are happy, that Emma Pooley will join our team,” said Thomas
Campana, Team Manager of the Cervélo-Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team, “She
is an experienced rider and expressed several times in an impressive manner
her purposefulness as well her capacity for team work in the past years.”
Also announced in the team for 2009 are Dutch riders, Kirsten Wild (from AA Drink) and Regina Bruins.
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