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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 10:52 »


    Emma Pooley considers year off from racing

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/emma-pooley-considers-year-off-from-racing

     :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

    Emma has finally succumbed and is now on twitter - @PooleyEmma for those that are interested
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 11:20 »
    After Ardèche they should be throwing money at Poo Poo. Hope it was just trash talk when she reckoned to take a year out: huffing about sponsors is one thing but she is in the best bit of her career now and that PhD can wait.

    Bonkers how one of women's cycling's top 5 can be facing the chop two seasons running. Take note, UCI!
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 11:22 »
    After Ardèche they should be throwing money at Poo Poo. Hope it was just trash talk when she reckoned to take a year out: huffing about sponsors is one thing but she is in the best bit of her career now and that PhD can wait.

    Bonkers how one of women's cycling's top 5 can be facing the chop two seasons running. Take note, UCI!

    Agreed - But I think the rainbows may change things  O0

    Vos to be Fav again

    Pooley  :win   ;)

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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 19:51 »
    Eventhough I "gotta" cheer for Vos & Van Vleuten it wouldnt be bad if Emma would win it, surely she wont quit for a year then? :o
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 19:44 »
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/19618928

    Pooley and Sharon Laws talking about their third place in the TTT.  Love this quote from Pooley:
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    "Probably won't win, but at least it'll be fun, & if it's sunny like this, it'll be a lovely day"

    Much as Vos deserves to win the RR, I kind of Pooley does the double (unlikely perhaps, but you never know!). 
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 13:06 »
    Just looking at what this means for Emma race wise

    20.02.2013 24.02.2013 Women's Tour of New Zealand NZL 2.2
        21.02.2013   24.02.2013   Vuelta Internacional Femenina a Costa Rica   CRC   2.2         
       23.02.2013   23.02.2013   Omloop Het Nieuwsblad-vrouwen elite / Circuit Het Nieuwsblad-Femmes Elite   BEL   1.2         
       27.02.2013   27.02.2013   Le Samyn des Dames   BEL   1.2         
       27.02.2013   27.02.2013   Grand Prix San Miguel   ESA   1.2                 
       03.03.2013   03.03.2013   Omloop van het Hageland - Tielt-Winge   BEL   1.2         
       07.03.2013   07.03.2013   Drentse 8   NED   1.2                      
       10.03.2013   10.03.2013   Novilon Euregio Cup.   NED   1.2                 
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       17.03.2013   17.03.2013   Cholet Pays de Loire Dames   FRA   1.2                
       01.04.2013   01.04.2013   Grand Prix de Dottignies   BEL   1.2         
       03.04.2013   07.04.2013   Energiewacht Tour   NED   2.2         
       08.04.2013   10.04.2013   The Princess Maha Chackri Sirindhon's Cup "Women's Tour of Thailand 2013"   THA   2.2          
       14.04.2013   14.04.2013   Ronde van Gelderland   NED   1.2         
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    Can still race a pretty good season, and good to see her working with young riders (and fits with her semi taking a year out).

    Do leave Vos one challenger less though. :(
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 09:20 »
    Great Emma is riding again

    It will be the Vos and Stevens show next year though
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #11 on: November 12, 2012, 19:02 »
    Pooley announced with Bigla on the Sunday.  Honda dream team announced on Tuesday.  Did Pooley know that something big was brewing or was she kept in the dark ?
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #12 on: November 12, 2012, 19:08 »
    No idea but it does seem to me the Nicole Cooke and Emma seem to be seen a difficult by the powers of English cycling

    so maybe kept in the quite as much as wanting to study more ?
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #13 on: November 12, 2012, 19:09 »
    I would assume this was a good compromise between stepping back from the sport and continuing on..

    But it is an interesting one..
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 19:25 »
    The reasons in Emma´s words

    Emma Pooley interview part 1: “A PhD all winter isn’t going to make me ride well in the spring”

    Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13275/Emma-Pooley-interview-part-1-A-PhD-all-winter-isnt-going-to-make-me-ride-well-in-the-spring.aspx#ixzz2C2QD6tFZ
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #15 on: November 13, 2012, 17:02 »
    Yeah, I was sh*t, that was undeniably a sh*t race - for me,” said Pooley. “I couldn’t help it that I crashed; that wasn’t my fault, that was just a bunch crash. It didn’t help; I did get pretty bashed up in the crash, and then didn’t feel quite 100%, but I was in the right place.”

    Emma Pooley interview part 2: “Why aren’t all our races on television?”


    Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13282/Emma-Pooley-interview-part-2-Why-arent-all-our-races-on-television.aspx#ixzz2C7h1tpnx
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #16 on: May 02, 2013, 13:53 »
    I won't deny it, I'm pretty ruddy unhappy about Pooley's current situation. She signs for a non-UCI team that depends entirely on invitations to races and she's hardly been seen this year so far.



    I'm looking forward to the next interview with her to find out more about what's going on and whether this was the best deal she could get or whether she actually wanted to dial it back.
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #17 on: May 02, 2013, 21:36 »
    I won't deny it, I'm pretty ruddy unhappy about Pooley's current situation. She signs for a non-UCI team that depends entirely on invitations to races and she's hardly been seen this year so far.

    I'm looking forward to the next interview with her to find out more about what's going on and whether this was the best deal she could get or whether she actually wanted to dial it back.
    I am entirely confident that she was kept fully in the loop about the formation of Team Wiggle and centering a number of the Brit Girls in that team and that the team would have full BC support and Sir Brad's name alongside it.  Based on all that information about how the team was going to shape up, like a miserable gi* she elected not to play.  Sour grapes really, a bit like that miserable Wendy Houvenhagel.  Just no pleasing some people.  That the Wiggle team was not announced until just after Emma was confirmed as being with Bigla,  just happened to be an unfortunate coincidence.  One of those things don't you know.  It was always going to be unfortunate, as they had had to keep postponing the conference until after Emma had named her team.  But there it is.  It is just one of those things.
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #18 on: May 03, 2013, 09:48 »
    I am entirely confident that she was kept fully in the loop about the formation of Team Wiggle and centering a number of the Brit Girls in that team and that the team would have full BC support and Sir Brad's name alongside it.  Based on all that information about how the team was going to shape up, like a miserable gi* she elected not to play.  Sour grapes really, a bit like that miserable Wendy Houvenhagel.  Just no pleasing some people.  That the Wiggle team was not announced until just after Emma was confirmed as being with Bigla,  just happened to be an unfortunate coincidence.  One of those things don't you know.  It was always going to be unfortunate, as they had had to keep postponing the conference until after Emma had named her team.  But there it is.  It is just one of those things.

    I also wonder if BMC had anything to do with signing

    if they take over the team as reported , they have a marque signing already on the books ?
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #19 on: July 29, 2014, 12:39 »
    A bit sad but not unexpected Pooley retires from cycling to take back up triathlons and duathlons

    http://rouleur.cc/journal/riders/emma-pooley-keep-running
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #20 on: July 29, 2014, 12:49 »
    A bit sad but not unexpected Pooley retires from cycling to take back up triathlons and duathlons

    http://rouleur.cc/journal/riders/emma-pooley-keep-running

    Too bad, she definitely could have had a few more great years in cycling. Her climbing at the Giro showed that she is one of the very best in that field. Pooley had a good career though, she may be one of those people who needs a career change once in a while to keep things interesting.
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #21 on: July 29, 2014, 14:13 »
    Emma Pooley to retire after Commonwealth Games

    After Pooley seemed to have finally got back up to speed in fine style, didn't see that coming ...

    We are losing her to triathlon and running.

    Bof.  :p
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    « Reply #22 on: July 29, 2014, 21:14 »
    It's a shame for women's cycling.
    Emma Pooley is a talented athlete, and at the same time not one of those that know only cycling and nothing else.

    University degree, now going to swim and run - I wish her the very best.
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #23 on: August 02, 2014, 10:10 »
    It does highlight a massive problem in womens cycling, the ability for real climbers to stay at the top and get a name, sprinters and roulers has 90% of races designed for them these days.

    Pooley was a real GT rider , not many in the womens peloton
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #24 on: August 02, 2014, 12:39 »
    Emma Pooley to retire after Commonwealth Games

    After Pooley seemed to have finally got back up to speed in fine style, didn't see that coming ...

    We are losing her to triathlon and running.

    Bof.  :p

    I have to wonder how much this had to do with the potential for income at one as opposed to the other.
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #25 on: August 02, 2014, 22:43 »
    I totally agree with Just Some Guy.  It's such a massive grind with me.  I can almost feel a rage embolism develop when I think of the parcour available to women.  Tomorrow's World Cup race is just another variation on a hilly sprint.  Laps with a hill in the middle...just grim..

    It's really no wonder that the sport is dominated by one hilly sprinter...and you really don't want to get me started on her..... :angry
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #26 on: August 11, 2014, 17:03 »
    I'm with you guys.  I feel sorry for her.  I think she is making the right move because the sport is not where it should be in so many ways. 
    I think the whole Rochelle Gilmour thing with Wiggle, Brad and the track girls left Laws, Martin, Armistead, Pooley and Cooke locked out and was a signal that you had to stay on message and suck up to the guys in charge if you were going anywhere.  I think my cryptic post above was not really understood by too many.  Laws, Pooley and Cooke were deliberately blindsided by Gilmour and that Gilmour chose to announce the formation of her team straight after Pooley had committed to another spoke volumes. First it was Pooley who "wasn't Cooke" and then it was Armistead who "wasn't Pooley or Cooke".  I had the opportunity to listen to the coverage of the road race yesterday with the interviews with Trott and Gilmour.  Year Zero for Women's cycling started in 2011 and everything in the garden is coming along fine. 
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #27 on: August 11, 2014, 21:58 »
    You're right I didn't understand your cryptic post.  I took it as it was written. If it was meant to be ironic or facetious it fell very short of the mark.  Please don't take that badly from me, I just didn't get it.  I normally enjoy reading your posts on Women's cycling and I wish you would post more.
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #28 on: August 12, 2014, 00:09 »
    You're right I didn't understand your cryptic post.  I took it as it was written. If it was meant to be ironic or facetious it fell very short of the mark.  Please don't take that badly from me, I just didn't get it.  I normally enjoy reading your posts on Women's cycling and I wish you would post more.
    It was a poor post, which I should have edited and put some more time into.  I just think British Cycling have trashed so much talent on the women's side. Wendy Houvenhagel is another who must have a tale to tell.

    I had quite a listening day yesterday. On the Radio 4   business program in the evening they were talking to the engineers and CEO of MAT, McLaren Applied Technology and the female engineering boss was saying how BC were a very big customer of theirs.  She went on about how they did special bikes for project Rainbow that allowed Cav to become the First British World Road Champion since Tommy Simpson.  She personally did a lot of work for that project working to support Sir David, Ellingworth Cav and the rest.

      I wondered how she might feel on two counts.  One that in a couple of years, some bloke came along and designed a bike for another rider and then he controlled the press and totally wiped out her history of work and said that despite various female engineers working to design state of the art bikes on which World Road Titles are won, because they were girlies and girlies work is worthless, they weren't even given a mention instead Andy Capp's 2017 bike is touted as the first British Technologically leading machine since Harry Smith's state of the art machine in 1968.  Her work is written out of history.

    Then at another level, I wonder how she would feel if she worked in an organisation funded out of the public purse that had separate male and female programs.  The male engineering program was given a budget of millions from the public purse to work with,  carbon fibre mouldmakers and oven availability oozing out of its ears.  She was given a few steel tubes and a half full set of Oxy/Acetylene bottles and told she should be blo*dy grateful she is even being allowed in the workshop.  All press stories will be about the male team and only they will have profile.  That just about models the efforts of BC at Copenhagen for the GB men and women.

    Given those two I wonder quite what she might think about being a female road rider with BC as your service provider ?  I wonder would she then add the spin writing Beryl, Mandy and Nicole out of the History books quite a glibly as she did last night. 

    Somehow I think she would be screaming from the roof-tops.
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    Re: Emma Pooley
    « Reply #29 on: August 12, 2014, 05:10 »
    I have to wonder how much this had to do with the potential for income at one as opposed to the other.

    Hugely. The last two summers here in Perth, I've managed to spend a reasonable amount of time training on the bike with Pooley. To put it bluntly, she seems fed up. Despite signing with Lotto-Belisol last year, Pooley was training on a 2 year old Cervelo this summer, in full Lotto kit. At first glance she looked like a full pro kit poseur. When asked why she wasn't training on a Ridley, all you got was a resigned shrug of the shoulders. After 3 to 4 hour training rides in the hills, she wouldn't even bother stopping with the bunch for coffee/breakfast as she didn't have the money. Even the kids racing NRS weren't in that position.

    In March this year, Pooley won the women's race at a smallish tri down in the Margaret River region, she said that her prizemoney was similar to placing (not winning) worlds ITT. How are you meant to sustain a solid career unless you have serious financial backing in such an environment?

    Food for thought - Tiffany Cromwell won 750 euro for winning Fleche-Wallonne in 2013. Luca Paolini got over 55,000  :o
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