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andygates

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World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« on: September 29, 2010, 11:12:41 am »
Nice one Emma!  

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Emma Pooley has become the first British woman to win the Road World Championships time trial with a dominant victory in Australia.

The 27-year-old clocked a time of 32 minutes, 48.44 seconds to beat Judith Arndt of Germany by 15.17 seconds.

New Zealand's Linda Melanie Villumsen finished third.

Pooley, who won the time trial silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, had to change her bike at the last minute when officials found a discrepancy with it.

The incident happened just before the start line but Pooley was able to put it behind her and was quickest at every checkpoint on the 22.9km (14.22 mile) course in Geelong.

BBC Sport - Cycling - Briton Emma Pooley wins time trial gold in Australia
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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 11:15:55 am »
15seconds!

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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 11:21:27 am »
Amazing that she weighs only 50Kgs. Half of that must be in her legs!
A fantastic ride, as was that of Jeannie Longo to come fifth just before her 52nd birthday.
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clarion

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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 11:30:30 am »
Fantastic!

And Longo is a legend.
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JT

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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010, 11:34:54 am »
Great stuff by Pooley. Let's hope she can repeat in the road race.

I wouldn't get too effusive with the praise for Longo.
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fungus

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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 11:52:08 am »
Fantastic news  :thumbsup:
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010, 12:18:34 pm »
Wow, that's quite a margin! Well done Emma  :thumbsup:
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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 12:25:57 pm »
Amazing that she weighs only 50Kgs. Half of that must be in her legs!
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citoyen

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World Championships [spoilers]
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 12:41:11 pm »
Brilliant performance!  :thumbsup:

I was trying to avoid finding out* until I watched the highlights (British Eurosport from 4pm this afternoon) but I couldn't resist. Absolutely fantastic news.

d.

*the title of this thread doesn't really help.

CommuteTooFar

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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 12:46:52 pm »
I watched it this morning live instead of news.  It was on 301.
Best not watch mens time trial or I will be late for work.

citoyen

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World Championships [spoilers]
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2010, 12:48:51 pm »
I watched it this morning live instead of news.  It was on 301.

Wish I'd known. I looked for it but couldn't find it. What is 301 anyway?

d.

citoyen

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World Championships [spoilers]
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2010, 12:50:50 pm »
PS can we get the thread title changed for the benefit of those who don't want spoilers? Too late for this one, but there are several more events to come. On which subject...

Come on, Cav!

d.

CommuteTooFar

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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2010, 12:52:13 pm »
301 is BBC-I freeview interactive channel.  I was looking at what passes for ceefax on freeview and spotted the menu item Live Cycling, so I pressed it and skipped my morning shower.

citoyen

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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2010, 12:58:24 pm »
Gah! Didn't occur to me to look on the BBC - I was browsing the sport channels.

(301 is aka "the red button" for Sky viewers)

d.

Tim Hall

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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2010, 01:17:28 pm »

I wouldn't get too effusive with the praise for Longo.


Care to expand? 

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clarion

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2010, 01:50:24 pm »
There have been persistent suggestions of 'enhancements' to Ms Longo's performance.  He may be referring to that. 
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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2010, 02:39:00 pm »

I wouldn't get too effusive with the praise for Longo.


Care to expand? 

Puzzled of Crawley.


Well is the top level of women's cycling really of such a poor standard that a 50 year old is competitive?

If Longo was a bloke, say Larry Armstrong, what would you think?

But aside from that natural suspicion, there have been strong hints recently by a respected cycling journalist that Longo is due for some sort of come-uppance.
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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2010, 03:03:52 pm »
Malcoml Elliot is still elite-level at 48.

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(and yes, the womens game is less competitive than the mens, its a numbers thing). <\flamebait>
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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2010, 03:48:53 pm »
Malcoml Elliot is still elite-level at 48.

Nonesense. The British Premier Calendar/Tour Series is not the top level of mens cycling. It might be categorised as elite level here in the UK but it's a long way off - which is one reason why Elliot's still relatively competitive.

You're right about the numbers game though - there were under 40 starters for the women's TT this morning.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2010, 06:07:12 pm »
I've just caught this on EuroSport. The Polish commentary was rather good, one of the two commentators managed to break at least half a century of national habit and pronounce -ey as 'ee' rather than 'eh'. Once. Let's see if it catches on with that football place. Anyway, I found myself rather pleased with the national colours rather than sponsors' shirts, but then I noticed sky written on Emma's sides. Oh well never mind.
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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2010, 06:48:25 pm »
Malcoml Elliot is still elite-level at 48.

Nonesense. The British Premier Calendar/Tour Series is not the top level of mens cycling. It might be categorised as elite level here in the UK but it's a long way off - which is one reason why Elliot's still relatively competitive.

You're right about the numbers game though - there were under 40 starters for the women's TT this morning.

Exactly. You only have to ask yourself if Elliot is as fast as he was when he was Pooley's age. Of course he isn't or he would be a pro tour rider.

If Longo gets busted it won't be the first time.

clarion

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2010, 08:50:10 pm »
Won't it?  I wasn't aware she'd failed a test ever*


* Doesn't mean I don't think she might have used drugs
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citoyen

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2010, 08:10:31 am »
Valiant effort by Millar but it was never going to happen, was it? It was always a one-horse race. For Millar even to get as close as he did was magnificent.

d.

Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2010, 09:36:56 am »
Yes, I thought Millar had developed into a super-domestique with the chance of getting an occasional opportunistic stage win in a grand tour, but it seems that he can still TT with the best when he's at the top of his form and fitness.  Tony Martin must have been disappointed with the puncture [damn] with having punctured - he was storming at the end and would probably have had a comfortable silver without it.  And Richie Porte will be back - who'd heard of him before this season?

(I'm still ambivalent about DM though - can't help still thinking of him as 'Drugs cheat David Millar')

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2010, 06:55:27 pm »
I'm hoping that Messrs Porte and Rogers will be riding the Commonwealth Games - will make a good opportunity for a rematch with DM
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