Pooley wins stage one

British rider is first race leader

Emma Pooley (Cervelo TestTeam) showcased her climbing prowess with a dominating solo victory on the Giro del Trentino's opening stage. The Briton covered the 75km into Appiano nearly three minutes ahead of Alessandra D'Ettorre (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo) and Rasa Leleivyte (Safi Pasta Zara).

Pooley attacked on the category 1 climb over the Mendola pass and only Italy's Noemi Cantele (HTC Columbia Women) could keep pace. Pooley attacked again on the 45km ascent and arrived at the summit with a four-minute advantage. Pooley maintained most of her lead on the 20km descent to the finish to take a decisive lead in the three-day event.

"It was a really long climb, 45 km but not really steep," said Pooley. "On the climb I went in the lead with Cantele but she didn't work and was just on my wheel. The first time I attacked, she was able to follow. But with the second attack I was able to drop her.

"I wanted to make the gap as big as possible because I knew that she is good on the downhill and I didn't want to take to many risks with the Giro d' Italia in mind. Once again our team is really strong, and any one of my teammates could also be in my position today. We will defend the yellow jersey now and try to win this race."

Full Results
1Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam2:09:17 
2Alessandra D'Ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:02:53 
3Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi Pasta Zara  
4Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
5Sylvia Kapusta (Pol) Safi Pasta Zara  
6Eva Lechner (Ita) Rapp.Suedtirol Alto Adige  
7Patricia Schwagger (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam  
8Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women0:02:58 
9Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling0:03:19 
10Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi Pasta Zara  
11Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain  
12Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
13Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi Pasta Zara  
14Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
15Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
16Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Team System Data  
17Luise Keller (Swe) HTC Columbia Women  
18Veronica Leal Balderas (Mex) SC Michela Fanini Record  
19Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam  
20Liselot Decroix (Bel) Cervélo TestTeam  
21Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi Pasta Zara  
22Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia  
23Amber Rais (USA) Kuota Speed Kueens  
24Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens  
25Polonia Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia  
26Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris Cycling  
27Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Team Valdarno  
28Christina Kollmann (Aut) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
29Katazina Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech0:04:15 
30Liza Racchetto (USA) Team System Data  
31Catherine Williamson (GBr) Great Britain  
32Valentina Carretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
33Oksana Kashcyshyna (Ukr) Team System Data  
34Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia  
35Min Gao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
36Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
37Irina Molicheva (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
38Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC Columbia Women0:07:26 
39Lisa Jacobs (Aus) Australia0:06:26 
40Trott Emma (GBr) Great Britain  
41Bozzolo Laura (Ita) Team Valdarno0:07:26 
42Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Noris Cycling0:07:46 
43Emilie Aubry (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
44Megan Dunn (Aus) Australia  
45Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women  
46Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi Pasta Zara0:08:42 
47Xin Liu (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
48Tjasa Rutar (Slo) Slovenia0:09:57 
49Rossella Callovi (Ita) ASD Vecchia Fontana0:10:19 
50Martina Corazza (Ita) Team Valdarno  
51Edita Unguryte (Ltu) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:10:27 
52Chiara Vanni (Ita) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech0:11:13 
53Sari Saarilenailen (Fin) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:12:48 
54Silva Marcia Fernandes (Bra) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:13:19 
55Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia  
56Cornelia Schuster (Ita) Rapp.Suedtirol Alto Adige  
57Ursa Pintar (Slo) Slovenia  
58Lucy Martin (GBr) Great Britain  
59Ajda Opeka (Slo) Slovenia  
60Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
61Simona Frapporti (Ita) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech  
62Katie Colklough (GBr) Great Britain0:13:23 
63Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:13:25 
64Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia  
65Wicki Wihetelaw (Aus) Australia  
66Francesca Tognali (Ita) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech  
67Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
68Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Noris Cycling  
69Monia Baccaille (Ita) Team Valdarno  
70Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
71Saneila Biagi (Ita) Team Valdarno  
72Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
73Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
74Lina Shi (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
75Elisabeth Reiner (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens0:13:49 
76Wanli Shen (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:13:57 
77Marina Boduljak (Cro) Croatia0:14:00 
78Judith Pollinger (Ita) Rapp.Suedtirol Alto Adige0:14:19 
79Rosane Kirch (Bra) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
80Adriana Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women0:14:26 
81Giulia Lazzerini (Ita) SC Michela Fanini Record0:15:55 
82Federica Primavera (Ita) Team System Data0:16:10 
83Petra Zrimsek (Slo) Slovenia  
84Barbara Guarischi (Ita) SC Michela Fanini Record0:17:22 
85Angela Henning (Ger) Noris Cycling0:17:27 
86Marlen Joehrend (Ger) Noris Cycling  
87Maja Marukic (Cro) Croatia0:17:43 
88Samantha Galassi (Ita) SC Michela Fanini Record0:18:24 
89Bernadette Schober (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens0:18:56 
90Eleonora Spaliviero (Ita) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech0:19:14 
91Chiara Bortolus (Ita) Team Valdarno  
92Serena Mensa (Ita) SC Michela Fanini Record0:19:19 
93Chiara Capuzzo (Ita) ASD Vecchia Fontana  
94Mia Radotic (Cro) Croatia  
95Giulia Danieli (Ita) ASD Vecchia Fontana  
96Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
97Lorena D'Ursi (Ita) Team System Data0:19:47 
98Angharad Mason (GBr) Great Britain  
99Suzie Godart (Lux) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:21:11 
100Stefania Baldi (Ita) Team System Data  
101Serena Danesi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
102Wanda Svrakic (Cro) Croatia  
103Laura Messina (Ita) ASD Vecchia Fontana  
104Jelena Gracin (Cro) Croatia  
105Sara Grifi (Ita) SC Michela Fanini Record0:21:57 
106Na Zhao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
107Danila Venturella (Ita) Rapp.Suedtirol Alto Adige0:26:07 
DNFValentina Scandolara (Ita) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech  
DNFSvetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
DNFLuisa Tamanini (Ita) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
Points
1Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam15pts
2Alessandra d'Ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo12 
3Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi Pasta Zara10 
4Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu8 
5Sylvia Kapusta (Pol) Safi Pasta Zara6 
6Eva Lechner (Ita) Rapp.Suedtirol Alto Adige5 
7Patricia Schwagger (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam4 
8Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women3 
9Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling2 
10Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi Pasta Zara1 
Mountain 1 - Passo Mendola (Cat. 1)
1Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam20pts
2Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC Columbia Women15 
3Polonia Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia10 
4Valentina Carretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo7 
5Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam4 
General classification after stage 1
1Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam2:09:17 
2Alessandra D'Ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:02:53 
3Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi Pasta Zara  
4Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
5Sylvia Kapusta (Pol) Safi Pasta Zara  
6Eva Lechner (Ita) Rapp.Suedtirol Alto Adige  
7Patricia Schwagger (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam  
8Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women0:02:58 
9Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling0:03:19 
10Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi Pasta Zara  
11Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain  
12Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
13Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi Pasta Zara  
14Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
15Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
16Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Team System Data  
17Luise Keller (Swe) HTC Columbia Women  
18Veronica Leal Balderas (Mex) SC Michela Fanini Record  
19Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam  
20Liselot Decroix (Bel) Cervélo TestTeam  
21Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi Pasta Zara  
22Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia  
23Amber Rais (USA) Kuota Speed Kueens  
24Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens  
25Polonia Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia  
26Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris Cycling  
27Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Team Valdarno  
28Christina Kollmann (Aut) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
29Katazina Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech0:04:15 
30Liza Racchetto (USA) Team System Data  
31Catherine Williamson (GBr) Great Britain  
32Valentina Carretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
33Oksana Kashcyshyna (Ukr) Team System Data  
34Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia  
35Min Gao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
36Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
37Irina Molicheva (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
38Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC Columbia Women0:07:26 
39Lisa Jacobs (Aus) Australia0:06:26 
40Trott Emma (GBr) Great Britain  
41Bozzolo Laura (Ita) Team Valdarno0:07:26 
42Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Noris Cycling0:07:46 
43Emilie Aubry (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
44Megan Dunn (Aus) Australia  
45Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women  
46Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi Pasta Zara0:08:42 
47Xin Liu (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
48Tjasa Rutar (Slo) Slovenia0:09:57 
49Rossella Callovi (Ita) ASD Vecchia Fontana0:10:19 
50Martina Corazza (Ita) Team Valdarno  
51Edita Unguryte (Ltu) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:10:27 
52Chiara Vanni (Ita) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech0:11:13 
53Sari Saarilenailen (Fin) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:12:48 
54Silva Marcia Fernandes (Bra) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:13:19 
55Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia  
56Cornelia Schuster (Ita) Rapp.Suedtirol Alto Adige  
57Ursa Pintar (Slo) Slovenia  
58Lucy Martin (GBr) Great Britain  
59Ajda Opeka (Slo) Slovenia  
60Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
61Simona Frapporti (Ita) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech  
62Katie Colklough (GBr) Great Britain0:13:23 
63Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:13:25 
64Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia  
65Wicki Wihetelaw (Aus) Australia  
66Francesca Tognali (Ita) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech  
67Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
68Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Noris Cycling  
69Monia Baccaille (Ita) Team Valdarno  
70Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
71Saneila Biagi (Ita) Team Valdarno  
72Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
73Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
74Lina Shi (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
75Elisabeth Reiner (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens0:13:49 
76Wanli Shen (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:13:57 
77Marina Boduljak (Cro) Croatia0:14:00 
78Judith Pollinger (Ita) Rapp.Suedtirol Alto Adige0:14:19 
79Rosane Kirch (Bra) ACS Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
80Adriana Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women0:14:26 
81Giulia Lazzerini (Ita) SC Michela Fanini Record0:15:55 
82Federica Primavera (Ita) Team System Data0:16:10 
83Petra Zrimsek (Slo) Slovenia  
84Barbara Guarischi (Ita) SC Michela Fanini Record0:17:22 
85Angela Henning (Ger) Noris Cycling0:17:27 
86Marlen Joehrend (Ger) Noris Cycling  
87Maja Marukic (Cro) Croatia0:17:43 
88Samantha Galassi (Ita) SC Michela Fanini Record0:18:24 
89Bernadette Schober (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens0:18:56 
90Eleonora Spaliviero (Ita) Vaiano Tepso Solaristech0:19:14 
91Chiara Bortolus (Ita) Team Valdarno  
92Serena Mensa (Ita) SC Michela Fanini Record0:19:19 
93Chiara Capuzzo (Ita) ASD Vecchia Fontana  
94Mia Radotic (Cro) Croatia  
95Giulia Danieli (Ita) ASD Vecchia Fontana  
96Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
97Lorena D'Ursi (Ita) Team System Data0:19:47 
98Angharad Mason (GBr) Great Britain  
99Suzie Godart (Lux) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:21:11 
100Stefania Baldi (Ita) Team System Data  
101Serena Danesi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
102Wanda Svrakic (Cro) Croatia  
103Laura Messina (Ita) ASD Vecchia Fontana  
104Jelena Gracin (Cro) Croatia  
105Sara Grifi (Ita) SC Michela Fanini Record0:21:57 
106Na Zhao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
107Danila Venturella (Ita) Rapp.Suedtirol Alto Adige0:26:07 
Points classification
1Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam15pts
2Alessandra d'Ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo12 
3Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi Pasta Zara10 
4Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu8 
5Sylvia Kapusta (Pol) Safi Pasta Zara6 
6Eva Lechner (Ita) Rapp.Suedtirol Alto Adige5 
7Patricia Schwagger (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam4 
8Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women3 
9Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling2 
10Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi Pasta Zara1 
Mountains classification
1Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam20pts
2Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC Columbia Women15 
3Polonia Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia10 
4Valentina Carretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo7 
5Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam4 
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