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Pooley takes lead in Giro Donne!


It was a tough stage for the women of Cervélo TestTeam today, as they raced 106.4 km from Calcinaia to Monteserra, but it ended well as the team took second (Emma Pooley) and third (Claudia Hausler) in the stage, and Emma Pooley took the overall race lead.

“It was a hard race,” said Sports Director Manel Lacambra. “We controlled the race for the first 60 km, and then Pooley attacked on the climb and broke away with a few others. In the decent it was slippery as it was raining. From our team Claudia, Kristin and Emma were all involved in crashes and missed the lead. Claudia and Emma were able to make it back to the lead but unfortunately Armstrong was too far back.”


“On the final climb Pooley attacked again and got away with Hausler and Mara Abbot. It was a hectic final. The finish sprint was won by Mara Abbot ahead of Emma and Claudia. With her second place finish, Emma took also the lead in the overall ranking. “