Pooley and Cooke to clash at national time-trial championships

Emma Pooley tops women's podium, Lizzie Armitstead second (l), Nicole Cooke third (r). British road race national championships 2010

Nicole Cooke and defending champion Emma Pooley (Cervelo) are set to clash at the national time-trial championships in September.

Reigning Olympic champion Cooke has entered the championship, while Pooley signalled her intentions to defend her title to Cycling Weekly: "I definitely plan to, although I haven't entered yet."

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