Pooley wins Grande Boucle Feminine

emma pooley, cervelo

Britain's Emma Pooley has won the Grande Boucle Feminine Internationale - the 'women's Tour de France' - after foiling a last-ditch attempt by her rival Marianne Vos to snatch the race victory on Sunday.

Pooley was one of five riders to launch an attack on the first climb of the day, just 3km into the day's action. The Briton was ably supported in the break by two of her Cervelo team-mates, and the trio effectively countered the numerous attacks by Vos, who was out to overthrow Pooley at the top of the table.

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