British Cycling announced Wednesday the Great Britain Cycling Team that will compete at the 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour. Olympic silver medallist and former time trial world champion Emma Pooley will lead the six-rider team as she continues her comeback ahead of the Rio Olympics. The Aviva Women's Tour is the 10th round of the inaugural Women's WorldTour. The race will be held from...
World champion Lizzie Armitstead joined British Cycling for the Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday. She expressed disappointment over her missed victory but noted the special occasion in competing alongside compatriot Emma Pooley. "Emma is one of the strongest athletes in the world," Armitstead said in a post-race interview with Voxwomen. "Obviously her focus at the moment isn't totally...
Emma Pooley has added to recent claims of an embedded culture of sexism within British Cycling after technical director Shane Sutton resigned from his role following alleged sexism and discrimination claims. Olympic gold medallists Nicole Cooke and Victoria Pendelton, as well as Jess Varnish are among riders to have spoken out about the governing body with several riders also...
Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) believes that the rest of the world will be scared of the British women’s team at this summer’s Olympic Games. Current world road race champion, Armitstead, heads towards Rio as the one the favourites, and although the British women’s team will probably comprise of just three riders, the likely inclusion of Emma Pooley will give the squad both...
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