Emma Pooley not going to the Olympics 'for the tracksuit'

Beijing silver medallist Emma Pooley says she is returning to road racing in order to win gold in the time trial at the Rio Olympic Games

Emma Pooley at the Women's Tour de Yorkshire 2016 (Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Returning road cyclist Emma Pooley insists she's not going to August's Olympic Games for the experience, but because the opportunity to potentially win an elusive gold medal.

The 33-year-old retired from road racing in 2014 but was encouraged to return to the fold by the prospect of a mountainous time trial course in Rio de Janeiro.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.