Pooley solos to World Cup win

Johannson, Van Leuten round out top three

Emma Pooley (Garmin-Cervelo) soloed to victory at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda race in Italy to become the first leader of the 2011 Women’s World Cup series.

Pooley dislikes the rain but excels on the hilly course in Italy. And just like in 2009, she took off a long way from the finish and managed to hold off the rest of the peloton to take another hugely prestigious win.

She dominated the race in a manner which would have pleased legendary Italian campione Alfredo Binda, who the race is named after and who was born in the Cittiglio, where the race is organised.

Pooley attacked after 52km of racing and then time trialed the remaining 69km of hilly racing to win alone. She had plenty of time to celebrate her win at the finish and show off her British national champion’s jersey.

Emma Johansson (Hitec Products UCK) won the sprint for second place but was 1:32 behind Pooley. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Netherlands) finished third ahead of compatriot Bras (NDolmans Landscaping Team). The USA’s Shelley Olds (Diadora Pasta Zara) was fifth, Chantal Blaak (AA Drink Leontien.nl Cycling) was sixth and Judith Arndt (HTC-Highroad) was seventh.

“I prepared well during the winter in Australia and I’m in good shape now,” Pooley explained before pulling on the World Cup leader’s jersey.

The tough course and the rain meant only 80 of the 160 starters finished the race, with the rest of the field spread across 11 minutes.

Pooley scored 75 World Cup points for her win and so leads Johansson by 25 points. The next race in the nine-race series is the Ronde van Vlaanderen on April 3 on the cobbles and steep climbs of Belgium.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Pooley (GBr) Garmin Cervelo3:08:17 
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products UCK0:01:32 
3Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Netherlands  
4Martine Bras (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team  
5Shelley Olds (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara  
6Chantal Blaak (Ned) AA Drink Leontien.nl Cycling  
7Judith Arndt (Ger) TC Highroad Women  
8Grace Verbeke (Bel) Belgium0:01:33 
9Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) France  
10Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink Leontien.nl Cycling  
11Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Auss  
12Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
13Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss  
14Noortje Tabak (Ned) Netherlands  
15Aude Biannic (Fra) France  
16Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) Diadora Pasta Zara  
17Polona Batagelj (Slo) Bizkaia Durango  
18Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Netherlands  
19Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) SC Mcipollini Giambenini  
20Ruth Corset (Aus) Australia  
21Sharon Laws (GBr) Garmin Cervelo  
22Noemi Cantele (Ita) Garmin Cervelo0:01:52 
23Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Highroad Women  
24Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Russia0:02:08 
25Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:03:20 
26Irina Molicheva (Rus) Russia0:04:10 
27Anna Fischer (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion0:04:52 
28Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Colavita Forno D'asolo0:08:51 
29Irene Van den Broek (Ned) AA Drink Leontien.nl Cycling  
30Bridie O'Donnell (Aus) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:09:43 
31Oksana Kashchyshyna (Ukr) SC Michela Fanini Rox0:11:10 
32Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Diadora Pasta Zara  
33Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Russia0:11:30 
34Andrea Bosman (Ned) Netherlands  
35Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Honda Team  
36Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
37Heleen Van Vliet (Ned) AA Drink Leontien.nl Cycling  
38Sjoukje Dufoer (Bel) Belgium  
39Lucy Martin (GBr) Garmin Cervelo  
40Jennifer Hohl (Swi) SC Mcipollini Giambenini  
41Martina Ruzickova (Cze) SC Michela Fanini Rox  
42Joelle Numainville (Can) Tibco-To The Top  
43Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Honda Team  
44Sophie Creux (Fra) France  
45Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Gauss  
46Megan Guarnier (USA) Tibco-To The Top  
47Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) SC Michela Fanini Rox  
48Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) France  
49Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australia  
50Chiara Nadalutti (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team  
51Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Lotto Honda Team  
52Chiara Vanni (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
53Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products UCK  
54Edwige Pitel (Fra) France  
55Lise Nostvold (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
56Marie Lindberg (Swe) Abus Nutrixxion  
57Giulia Ronchi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
58Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia  
59Francesca Tognali (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team  
60Alex Carle (Aus) Australia  
61Serena Sheridan (NZl) Tibco-To The Top  
62Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australia  
63Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia  
64Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Belgium  
65Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss  
66Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Gauss  
67Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Highroad Women  
68Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Belgium  
69Marta Bastianelli (Ita) SC Mcipollini Giambenini  
70Veronica Leal Balderas (Mex) SC Michela Fanini Rox  
71Andrea Graus (Aut) Kleo Ladies Team  
72Aniko Revesz (Hun) Hungary  
73Monia Baccaille (Ita) SC Mcipollini Giambenini  
74Rachel Neylan (Aus) Diadora Pasta Zara  
75Giada Borgato (Ita) Colavita Forno D'asolo  
76Trixi Worrack (Ger) AA Drink Leontien.nl Cycling0:11:40 
77Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Gauss  
78Carla Ryan (Aus) Garmin Cervelo  
79Claudia Hausler (Ger) Diadora Pasta Zara  
80Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women  
DNFEmilia Fahlin (Swe) HTC Highroad Women  
DNFMarlen Johrend (Ger) AA Drink Leontien.nl Cycling  
DNFIris Slappendel (Ned) Garmin Cervelo  
DNFMara Abbott (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara  
DNFTone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
DNFEmilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
DNFMarie Voreland (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
DNFDa Souza Fernandes (Bra) Colavita Forno D'asolo  
DNFModesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Colavita Forno D'asolo  
DNFChristina Kollmann (Aut) Colavita Forno D'asolo  
DNFRosane Kirch (Bra) Colavita Forno D'asolo  
DNFNicole Cooke (GBr) SC Mcipollini Giambenini  
DNFYulia Blindyuk (Rus) SC Mcipollini Giambenini  
DNFVeronica Andreasson (Swe) Lotto Honda Team  
DNFLaure Werner (Bel) Lotto Honda Team  
DNFValentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
DNFEleonora Spaliviero (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
DNFIrene Falorni (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
DNFKatarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
DNFEmma Mackie (Aus) Tibco-To The Top  
DNFKendall Ryan (USA) Tibco-To The Top  
DNFMascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team  
DNFPetra Dijkman (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team  
DNFBirgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team  
DNFMarissa Otten (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team  
DNFLaura Van der Kamp (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team  
DNFKarin Aune (Swe) SC Michela Fanini Rox  
DNFNina Ovcharenko (Ukr) SC Michela Fanini Rox  
DNFJennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFGloria Presti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFMaria Grandt Petersen (Den) Abus Nutrixxion  
DNFNathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Abus Nutrixxion  
DNFAna Schnitzmeier (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion  
DNFMartina Zwick (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion  
DNFMartina Corazza (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team  
DNFAngela Mcclure (Aus) Kleo Ladies Team  
DNFChiara Bortolus (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team  
DNFJacqueline Hahn (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens  
DNFRomy Kasper (Ger) Kuota Speed Kueens  
DNFDaniela Pintarelli (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens  
DNFBianca Purath (Ger) Kuota Speed Kueens  
DNFBernadette Schober (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens  
DNFInmaculada Pereiro (Spa) Debabarrena-Gipuzkoa  
DNFGonzalez Santesteban (Spa) Debabarrena-Gipuzkoa  
DNFSalas Rafael (Spa) Debabarrena-Gipuzkoa  
DNFDorieta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Debabarrena-Gipuzkoa  
DNFIzaro Lasa (Spa) Debabarrena-Gipuzkoa  
DNFHuertanos Alcalde (Spa) Bizkaia Durango  
DNFAna Garcia Antequera (Spa) Bizkaia Durango  
DNFRocio Loureda Gonzalez (Spa) Bizkaia Durango  
DNFDavina Summers (Aus) Bizkaia Durango  
DNFAriadna Tudel Cuberes (And) Bizkaia Durango  
DNFIturriagaechebarria (Spa) Lointek  
DNFMireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) Lointek  
DNFEmilie Blanquefort (Fra) Lointek  
DNFBelen Lopez (Spa) Lointek  
DNFLeticia Gil Parra (Spa) Lointek  
DNFAnne Marie Schmitt (Lux) Lointek  
DNFRegina Bruins (Ned) Netherlands  
DNFRoxane Knetemann (Ned) Netherlands  
DNFRowena Fry (Aus) Australia  
DNFMarina Kulikova (Rus) Russia  
DNFIne Beyen (Bel) Belgium  
DNFAnnelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Belgium  
DNFJulie Krasniak (Fra) France  
DNFAnna Kormos Veronika (Hun) Hungary  
DNFAnita Kenyo (Hun) Hungary  
DNFKrisztina Fay (Hun) Hungary  
DNFMonika Kiraly (Hun) Hungary  
DNFGabriella Zelinka (Hun) Hungary  
DNFAlenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia  
DNFUrsa Pintar (Slo) Slovenia  
DNFTjasa Rutar (Slo) Slovenia  
DNFPetra Zrimsek (Slo) Slovenia  
DNFZiva Verbic (Slo) Slovenia  
DNFAndreja Godec (Slo) Slovenia  
DNFViena Balen (Cro) Croatia  
DNFWanda Svrakic (Cro) Croatia  
DNFIva Bozac (Cro) Croatia  
DNFAnja Jakasa (Cro) Croatia  


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