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It’s the audio version of my interview with Emma Pooley!  You can listen to it here - or if you prefer to read the transcript, Part 1 is on Podium Café - and click through to my blog to find the links to things we talked about

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Melissa Hoskins after 3th place in Ronde van Gelderland 2014 (by Sportpromotions)

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"Emma Pooley is one of the most interesting riders in the peloton, the 2010 World Time Trial Champion and 2008 Olympic ITT silver medallist, who’s won some of the biggest races in the women’s calendar, including the Tour de l’Aude Grand Tour, and World Cups including the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, Flèche Wallonne and the GP de Plouay, combining climbing skills with suicide attacks. In part 1 of our interview she tells us all about what she was doing in her “reduced season”, including surviving finishing her PhD, running marathons in snowstorms, campaigning for women’s cycling, and much more."

Emma Pooley interview: Part 1 - life off the bike - Podium Cafe

I was lucky enough to interview the amazing Emma Pooley! This is a transcript of what will go up as a podcast - so keep an eye out!

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Rachel Atherton’s UCI DH 2013 Season Review | Red Bull Bike

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Podium, 2014 Ronde van Gelderland

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1.   Kirsten Wild (Liv-Shimano)
2.   Jolien d’Hoore (Lotto-Belisol)
3.   Melissa Hoskins (ORICA-AIS)

Podium, 2014 Ronde van Gelderland

via ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : Melissa Hoskins Podiums at Ronde van Gelderland

1. Kirsten Wild (Liv-Shimano)
2. Jolien d’Hoore (Lotto-Belisol)
3. Melissa Hoskins (ORICA-AIS)

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Kirsten Wild wins the 2014 Ronde van Gelderland

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1.   Kirsten Wild (Ned) Liv-Shimano, 3:20:55
2.   Jolien d’Hoore (Bel) Lotto-Belisol, s.t.
3.   Melissa Hoskins (Aus) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
4.   Thalita de Jong (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, s.t.
5.   Emma Johansson (Swe) Lotto-Belisol, s.t.
6.   Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, s.t.
7.   Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products, s.t.
8.   Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, s.t.
9.   Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels-Dolmans, s.t.
10. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, s.t.

Kirsten Wild wins the 2014 Ronde van Gelderland

via ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : Melissa Hoskins Podiums at Ronde van Gelderland

1. Kirsten Wild (Ned) Liv-Shimano, 3:20:55
2. Jolien d’Hoore (Bel) Lotto-Belisol, s.t.
3. Melissa Hoskins (Aus) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
4. Thalita de Jong (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, s.t.
5. Emma Johansson (Swe) Lotto-Belisol, s.t.
6. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, s.t.
7. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products, s.t.
8. Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, s.t.
9. Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels-Dolmans, s.t.
10. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, s.t.

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"“We’re all really happy with the way we rode as a team,” said Hoksins. “We were always together, always at the front and always communicating. I think a major source of frustration last week during Energiewacht was that we struggled a little bit with positioning and communication. Today was definitely a step in the right direction and the main positive to come out of today.”"

ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : Melissa Hoskins Podiums at Ronde van Gelderland

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Emma Johansson on the front, Ronde van Gelderland

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Emma Johansson on the front, Ronde van Gelderland

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Loes Gunnewijk, Ronde van Gelderland

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Loes Gunnewijk, Ronde van Gelderland

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"I didn’t intend to become political," she says. "It’s just that people ask for my opinion and I give it. I don’t have some burning desire to be the head of some federation or something.

"A lot of women get out of cycling administration, and team administration, because they’re so fed up of it by the end - of making no money and of being seen as second best. And I think I don’t want to carry on in the sport and be bitter about it.

"I don’t know if anyone would employ me," she adds, with a laugh. "I think I’m seem as some kind of weirdo, radical feminist. I get the impression I’m really quite unpopular in some parts. So I don’t know if I’d necessarily find a job."

In any case, on the job front, Pooley already has plans.

"I’ve got a perfectly serviceable degree, so I’m going to try to get some part-time work in engineering this year and next year. I need to pay the bills."

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BBC Sport - Emma Pooley: When being world champion doesn’t pay

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"While Moseley did manage to grab the stage win on the final stage today, it was too little too late and Anne-Caroline Chausson goes into tomorrow with a commanding 30 second lead." - via Go Time: Enduro World Series, Round 1 - Nevados de Chillan - Pinkbike

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"While Moseley did manage to grab the stage win on the final stage today, it was too little too late and Anne-Caroline Chausson goes into tomorrow with a commanding 30 second lead." - via Go Time: Enduro World Series, Round 1 - Nevados de Chillan - Pinkbike

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