World Championships 2007 Emma Pooley road race

Team Specialized and GB Olympics prospect Emma Pooley is rapidly developing a name for herself as one of female cycling's top climbers - even if less than a year ago she'd become so disillusioned with the sport she'd decided to quit racing.

But in a remarkable turnaround, Pooley took third in the Tour de France this July - where she dropped the entire field on the Tourmalet. And at the World Championships in Stuttgart the 25 year old from Norwich was the only woman to secure top-10 places in both the road race and the time trial events.

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