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Pooley solos to World Cup win

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.

“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 Cycling
7Judith Arndt (Ger) TC Highroad Women
8Grace Verbeke (Bel) Belgium0:01:33
9Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) France
10Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink 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 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 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 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 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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Stephen Farrand
Stephen Farrand

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and Cycling Weekly, among other publications.