Emma Pooley is back in the saddle full-time after PhD

Emma Pooley chases, Women's road race, Road World Championships 2012

"I've missed it this year, especially not being at the big races when you hear what happened and who won," Emma Pooley has said.

Pooley, the 2010 world time trial champion, took a step back from the pro peloton this year as she worked on completing her PhD in geotechnical engineering, which she began studying for in 2005.

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