Pooley takes three of four in Australian Crit Series

By Susan Westemeyer

Emma Pooley of Team Specialized Designs for Women has won the overall title of the Perth Criterium Series, winning three of the four races.

The British rider won the first race in Joondalup solo, taking over the leader's jersey. She had to give it up promptly though, as she lost the spring to Australian Sharon Suckling in the second race in Perth. She came right back in the third race, though, and won in a solo breakaway in Victoria Park. She sealed the series by winning the fourth race in Leederville.

Australians Suckling and Sarah Fraser finished second and third behind her.

The 26 year-old won the Amy Gillett award at the 2007 Thüringen Rundfahrt. She finished 10th in the World Championships road race and eighth in the Worlds time trial.

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