Commonwealth Games: Pooley bows out with a second silver medal

Emma Pooley (England) signed off on her professional cycling career by helping her teammate Lizzie Armitstead to gold and helping herself to a second silver medal in four days at the Commonwealth Games.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at