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.
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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?
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
La Fleche Wallonne Feminine
Grand Prix Suisse (TT)
Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs
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
Trofeo Alfredo Binda
Olympic Games time trial, silver medal
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