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Emma Pooley Giro di Trentino Winner!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by lagazzettadellabici on June 21, 2010

Emma Pooley (GBR) won her second stage race of the season today capturing the top GC position at the Giro di Trentino. Pooley’s teammate Claudia Häussler (GER) took third place in the GC, with Judith Arndt (GER-Team HTC Columbia) taking second position. In today’s 72 km stage from Castel Thun to Cles, Häussler placed third behind Judith Arndt and stage winner Eleonora Patuzzo (ITA-Safi Pasta Zara).

“It went really well today, we kept the jersey, the team worked hard and rode very aggressively and we were able to makes some attacks,” said Emma Pooley, after winning the Giro di Trentino. “In the front group there were fourteen riders with three from our team. Sharon was super strong today and Claudia ended up in the breakaway with Arndt and finished third in the stage and in the general classification as well. Today’s conditions were not easy. It was wet and cold and the team really held it together to achieve another great result for the team.”

“We tried to make it hard again today as we were climbing up 1000 metres on the stages’ only climb. We experienced strong conditions with heavy rain and it was quite cold,” said Jens Zemke, Sports Director. “Halfway through the race we had fourteen riders in the lead, three of them from our team. In the second of the two final laps we attacked again with Claudia Häussler. On her back wheel was Arndt and Patuzzo. They arrived at the finish with four riders, 25 seconds ahead of the bunch. Eleonora Patuzzo won, second was Judith Arndt and third place was Claudia.

“Emma Pooley, of course, finished as the winner of the race with more than a two-minute advantage. Claudia came third in the GC and Sharon Laws (GBR) won the crown from the princess of the castle (Thun) for the sprint. Super job from the team, we won just about everything with the mountain jersey also going to Pooley, fantastic team work and team spirit.”

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