Grande Boucle gets underway in France

emma pooley, cervelo

Emma Pooley starts the Grande Boucle stage race in France today (Thursday), riding for the powerful Cervélo team led by defending champion Christiane Soeder of Austria.

The four-day race (the women’s edition of the Tour de France) starts with a difficult 18.3-kilometre individual time trial in Bressuire, in western France, today.

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