Pooley contemplates break from professional cycling

Emma Pooley finishes, London 2012 Olympics, women's road race

Emma Pooley is contemplating the end of her career as she heads in the World Championships, starting this Sunday. It is a thought that has been on her mind since mid-season, thinking about her PhD studies and wondering what life will be like without two wheels.

The British rider races in the team time trial on Sunday, the individual time trial on Tuesday and, what could be her last race, the road race on Saturday, September 22. Afterwards, she is considering taking a year off - or maybe more.

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