Disappointment for Pooley in women's time trial

Emma Pooley, Women time trial, Road World Championships 2012

Great Britain's Emma Pooley finished a deflating fourth place in the elite women's time trial as defending champion Judith Arndt (Germany) waved goodbye to the sport with a commanding win in Valkenburg.

Pooley was just nine seconds away from reaching the podium but saw her position slip down as Evelyn Stevens (USA) and Linda Villumsen (NZl) finished strongly to claim second and third respectively. Arndt meanwhile, who will retire at the end of the year, produced a performance right from the top draw as she bested Stevens by 33 seconds. 

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