Cervélo TestTeam's women's squad proved they're out to match the men's winning tally with a double success in the GP Costa Etrusca over the weekend. Emma Pooley took the GP Comuni Rosignano Marittimo - Livorno on Friday, while Sarah Duester won the Giro dei comuni Montescudaio-Riparbella on Saturday.
Directeur sportif Manel Lacambra said of the second win for the team, "From the beginning we controlled the race because we didn't want any attacks. At 40km we attacked with Kirsten Wild because we wanted to spare our climbers for the big climbs at the end of the race. Kristen stayed away and got a maximum gap of three minutes and 40 seconds.
"She still had a 40-second gap two kilometres before the finish line but it was at this point that it became really hard and we we knew that she couldn't maintain the gap. We decided to attack with Sarah Düster – Sarah caught Kirsten and both tried to go to the finish line together, but Kirsten was too tired and Sarah broke for the finish alone and won the race solo."