Winner of Fleche Wallonne and winner of the GP Suisse on Friday, Britain’s Emma Pooley (Cervelo) continued her winning streak by taking the GP Elsy Jacobs in Luxembourg on Saturday.

Pooley made her move on the penultimate climb of the 124 kilometre race, just as an earlier break containing Pooley’s British team-mate Lizzie Armitstead was caught.

Armitstead and the rest of the Cervelo team then policed the bunch behind Pooley, helping the Briton to her second win in two days.

Italian Monia Baccaille (Team Valdarno Umbria) placed second, with Dutch woman Andrea Bosman (Leontien.nl) in second. Armitstead finished seventh.

“Our tactic today was to make the race really hard and that worked very well,” Pooley said after her win in the UCI 1.1-ranked event.

“I must say that I am really proud of this team. We have had a lot of wins in the past weeks, every rider is really strong and we’ve learned to ride together as a team. All our hard work is paying off now.”

Pooley stays in Luxembourg to take part in the GP Mameranus on Sunday (May 2). Can Pooley make it three wins in three days?

RESULTS

Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs 2010, Luxembourg

1. Emma Pooley (GB) Cerevlo Test Team


2. Monia Baccaille (Ita) Team Valdarno Umbria

3. Andrea Bosman (Ned) Leontien.nl



7. Lizzie Armitstead (GB) Cervelo Test Team

Emma Pooley’s greatest hits

2010

La Fleche Wallonne Feminine

Grand Prix Suisse (TT)

Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs

2009

Montreal World Cup

GP de Plouay-Bretagne World Cup

GP Costa Etrusca

Grande Boucle; stage one

Grande Boucle; stage three

Grande Boucle; overall

Tour de Berne; climbers’ classification

Tour de l’Ardèche; mountains classification

Tour de l’Ardèche; sprint classification

National time trial champion

2008

Trofeo Alfredo Binda

Olympic Games time trial, silver medal

2007

Weiach

Rund um Schönaich

Related links

Pooley wins GP Suisse

Pooley wins women’s Fleche Wallonne

Emma Pooley:Rider Profile