Call her Emma Plouay!

Pooley takes win as Vos secures World Cup

The GP Plouay-Bretagne had the same top three as last year, as Emma Pooley (Cervelo) took victory ahead of Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) and Emma Johansson (Redsun Cycling Team). The British champion claimed an impressive solo victory while the Dutch star secured her third overall win in the World Cup. Judith Arndt (HTC-Columbia) accompanied the trio in the winning breakaway. For the first time, Plouay hosted the World Cup finale.

“I wore the jersey from the first race on, since the Trofeo Binda,” Vos said afterwards. “So I’ve worried all year about keeping the jersey and I’m relieved now. I was focused on the World Cup classification. I knew Emma Johansson could beat me but I also knew the third place was enough. However, I wanted to win the race too. When Emma Pooley attacked on the second climb of the circuit, I could just hold her wheel but when she went in the last hill, I had to let her go. She was too strong.”

“Emma (Pooley) was really, really strong today!” exclaimed the other Emma, Johansson. “As for myself, I suffered so much, so I’m quite happy to finish in the top three like last year.” After being sick earlier in the season, the Swedish champion will be satisfied to be back at a level that will allow her to travel to the world championships with big ambitions.

Pooley becomes the first woman to win in Plouay two years in a row, but she didn’t want to take this race as an indication for the Worlds in Australia in October. “Last year I won here and I was shit at the Worlds,” she said with a big laugh.

Her second win in Brittany was also thanks in no small part to the excellent tactics of the Cervélo team. Her teammate Elizabeth Armitstead went away solo in the first half of the race. “She went early and it was a super strong attack,” Pooley said. “It was so far to go on your own! We were hoping for Columbia to counter attack but (fellow Cervélo rider) Sharon (Laws) joined Liza. The other teams had to chase then. Two Cervélo riders, that was too dangerous for our adversaries.”

Judith Arndt closed the gap for HTC-Columbia and she took the three best riders with her. “This circuit is our type of course,” Johansson explained. “There are corners and just no let up.”

“It suits us because it’s a selective course,” Pooley added. “It was also the last race of the World Cup series. The same two as last year (Vos and Johansson) were fighting for the overall win, and me… I was just lucky to be there again.”

Pooley was definitely the strongest. On the final hill of Ty-Marrec, which featured in the world championship held in Plouay ten years ago, she simply rode her three adversaries off her wheel. Vos hesitated a little too much and subsequently tried to bridge the gap but Pooley didn’t give her a chance to come across and soloed to a fine victory.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team3:12:37 
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:01:14 
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team  
4Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women  
5Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women0:02:35 
6Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:03:33 
7Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets0:03:37 
8Erinne Willock, (Can) Canadian National Team0:05:49 
9Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara  
10Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara0:05:57 
11Chantal Blaak (Ned) Dutch National Team  
12Martine Bras (Ned) Dutch National Team  
13Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
14Andréa Bosman (Ned) Dutch National Team  
15Sophie Creux (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
16Lucinda Brand (Ned) Dutch National Team  
17Grete Treier (Est) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
18Anne Samplonuis (Can) Canadian National Team  
19Catherine Williamson (GBr) British National Team  
20Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
21Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women  
22Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
23Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto Ladies Team  
24Carla Swart (RSA) MTN  
25Sylwia Kapusta-Szydlak (Pol) Safi - Pasta Zara  
26Belen Lopez Morales (Spa) Spanish National Team  
27Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara  
28Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
29Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Ladies Team  
30Robyn De Groot (RSA) MTN  
31Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products Uck  
32Katie Colclough (GBr) British National Team  
33Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
34Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products Uck  
35Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervelo Test Team  
36Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
37Cherise Taylor (RSA) MTN  
38Eivgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Team Valdarno  
39Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) Dutch National Team  
40Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team  
41Béatrice Thomas (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
42Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
43Emilie Blanquefort (Fra) French National Team  
44Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
45Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
46Fröydis Waerstad (Nor) Hitec Products Uck  
47Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
48Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara  
49Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
50Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC Columbia Women  
51Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team0:06:23 
52Polona Batagelj (Slo) Bizkaia - Durango0:06:29 
53Aude Biannic (Fra) French National Team0:07:41 
54Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team0:08:27 
55Cristina Alcalde Huertanos (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:08:31 
HDKimberly Anderson (USA) HTC Columbia Women  
HDLuise Keller (Ger) HTC Columbia Women  
HDVeronica Andreasson (Swe) Lotto Ladies Team  
HDMascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team  
HDLaure Werner (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team  
HDMélodie Lesueur (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
HDChristine Majerus (Lux) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
HDJulie Beveridge (Can) Vienne Futuroscope  
HDKarol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope  
HDEmmanuelle Merlot (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
HDAna Belen Garcia Antequera (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
HDMarissa Van Der Merwe (RSA) MTN  
HDLylanie Lauwrens (RSA) MTN  
HDKarin Aune (Swe) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
HDMarta Bastianelli (Ita) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
HDInga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara  
HDLaura Bozzolo (Ita) Team Valdarno  
HDMarion Azam (Fra) French National Team  
HDLudivine Loze (Fra) French National Team  
HDJoëlle Numainville (Can) Canadian National Team  
HDDenise Ramsden (Can) Canadian National Team  
HDLeah Guloien (Can) Canadian National Team  
HDHeather Logan-Sprenger (Can) Canadian National Team  
HDKatarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
HDRosa Maria Bravo Soba (Spa) Spanish National Team  
HDAne Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Spanish National Team  
HDClaudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
DNFValentina Carretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
DNFJennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
DNFGloria Presti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
DNFSerena Danesi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
DNFNicole Cooke (GBr) British National Team  
DNFLucy Martin (GBr) British National Team  
DNFEmma Trott (GBr) British National Team  
DNFNikki Harris (GBr) British National Team  
DNFKim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Ladies Team  
DNFEmma Silversides (GBr) Redsun Cycling Team  
DNFEugénie Mermillod (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
DNFElodie Hegoburu (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
DNFAudrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFPascale Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFDorleta Zorrilla Braceras (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
DNFAriadna Tudel Cuberes (And) Bizkaia - Durango  
DNFLoes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
DNFJanneke Kanis (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
DNFLiesbet De Vocht (Bel) Nederland Bloeit  
DNFSuzie Godart (Lux) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
DNFLine Foss (Nor) Hitec Products Uck  
DNFLisa Brennaeur (Ger) Hitec Products Uck  
DNFJacqueline Hahn (Aut) Hitec Products Uck  
DNFMartina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
DNFEmma Skjerstad (Nor) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
DNFGiulia Lazzerini (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
DNFAmy Pieters (Ned) Dutch National Team  
DNFMonia Baccaille (Ita) Team Valdarno  
DNFChiara Bortolus (Ita) Team Valdarno  
DNFAmélie Rivat (Fra) French National Team  
DNFAurore Verhoeven (Fra) French National Team  
DNFSimona Frapporti (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
DNFSimona Martini (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
DNFIrene Falorni (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
DNFCorinna Mari (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
DNFChiara Vanni (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
DNFMireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) Spanish National Team  
DNFLeticia Gil Parra (Spa) Spanish National Team  
DNFLucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Spanish National Team  
World Cup final individual standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit270 pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team209 
3Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo Test Team202 
4Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervelo Test Team182 
5Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women161 
6Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit160 
7Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto Ladies Team158 
8Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team157 
9Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women137 
10Nicole Cooke (GBr)112 
11Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit108 
12Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl102 
13Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) HTC Columbia Women81 
14Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women78 
15Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu72 
16Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC Columbia Women62 
16Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu62 
18Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team59 
19Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women54 
20Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervelo Test Team50 
21Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi48 
22Ruth Corset (Aus) Tibco45 
23Andrea Bosman (Ned) Leontien.nl43 
24Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team40 
25Lucinda Brand (Ned) Leontien.nl37 
26Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Team Valdarno36 
27Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) Leontien.nl35 
27Angela Hennig (Ger) Noris Cycling35 
29Brooke Miller (USA) Tibco32 
29Marie Lindberg (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team32 
31Monia Baccaille (Ita) Team Valdarno30 
31Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) HTC Columbia Women30 
33Lucy Martin (GBr)29 
34Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi27 
35Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara26 
36Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Nederland Bloeit25 
37Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets21 
37Carla Swart (RSA) MTN21 
37Aurore Verhoeven (Fra)21 
40Erinne Willock (Can)18 
40Sophie Creux (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion18 
40Emma Petersen (NZl)18 
43Christel Ferrier-Brunea (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope16 
43Katie Colclough (Gbr)16 
43Emma Trott (Gbr)16 
46Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team15 
46Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara15 
46Alexis Rhodes (Aus)15 
46Amber Halliday (Aus)15 
46Shara Gillow (Aus)15 
46Melissa Holt (Nzl)15 
52Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team14 
52Latoya Brulee (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team14 
54Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products Uck13 
54Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara13 
54Trine Schmidt (Den) Hitec Products Uck13 
54Maria Grandt Petersen (Den) Hitec Products Uck13 
54Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec Products Uck13 
59Svitlana Galyuk (Ukr)12 
59Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr)12 
59Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr)12 
59Hanna Solovey (Ukr)12 
59Madeleine Olsson (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green12 
64Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara11 
64Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Lotto Ladies Team11 
64Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Ladies Team11 
64Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope11 
64Megan Dunn (Aus)11 
World Cup final team standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cervelo Test Team677 pts
2HTC Columbia Women613 
3Nederland Bloeit438 
4Redsun Cycling Team238 
5Lotto Ladies Team200 
7Great Britain173 
9Gauss RDZ Ormu125 
11Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi114 
12Team Valdarno66 
12Safi - Pasta Zara66 
15Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion53 
16Hitec Products UCK52 
17Alriksson Go:Green42 
18Noris Cycling35 
19New Zealand33 
22Fenixs - Petrogradets30 
23Vaiano Solaristech28 
24Giant Pro Cycling27 
25Vienne Futuroscope24 
32ACS Chirio - Forno D'asolo5 
33S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox5 
37United States3 
38Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson2 
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