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Pooley wins stage one

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Emma Pooley (Cervélo TestTeam) solos to victory on the opening stage and takes a commanding GC lead.

Emma Pooley (Cervélo TestTeam) solos to victory on the opening stage and takes a commanding GC lead.
(Image credit: Women's Giro Del Trentino)
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World champion Tatiana Guderzo with teammate Monia Baccaille, the Italian national road champion.

World champion Tatiana Guderzo with teammate Monia Baccaille, the Italian national road champion.
(Image credit: Women's Giro Del Trentino)
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The stage 1 podium (l-r): Alessandra D'Ettorre, Emma Pooley and Rasa Leleivyte.

The stage 1 podium (l-r): Alessandra D'Ettorre, Emma Pooley and Rasa Leleivyte.
(Image credit: Women's Giro Del Trentino)

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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