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Emma Pooley joins Cervelo


Briton signs one year contract with Swiss team

Emma 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.  

The 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.

I 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.

We 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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