"It’s been an incredible few weeks for Emma Pooley, first winning three stages in the Giro Rosa to demonstrate that she’s the best climber in the women’s peloton, then lining up for La Course – a race she helped to make happen – on the Champs-Elysées. So, it may come as a surprise to hear that she will retire after the Commonwealth Games road race on Sunday."
Emma Pooley: Keep On Running | Rouleur | Journal
The star of the Giro mountain stages, Emma Pooley, has announced her retirement - here’s my exclusive interview with her about why, and what she’s doing next.
"Every day of the Giro Rosa, wifi permitting, Podium Café will be talking to ORICA-AIS riders Amanda Spratt and Valentina Scandolara. Today it’s Spratty’s turn to tell us about bouncing off walls, surprise climbs, and how the stage went - and we caught up with Vale to ask about her day in the break, and ending up in the Queen of the Mountains jersey."
Rider reactions: Amanda Spratt and Valentina Scandolara on Giro Rosa Stage 3 - Podium Cafe
My interviews with Spratty and Vale - the Spandolara Twins - after Stage 3
"It’s hardly been an easy Giro Rosa so far, but today the peloton was ready for the first big climbing day, and it was another hot one. It was meant to be the day the General Classification was all shaken up, but would that be the case? Videos, photos, results and rider blogs - with some words just for Podium Café from our winner!"
The escape that could - Annemiek van Vleuten wins Giro Rosa Stage 3 - Podium Cafe
My race report - with everything I’ve found from Stage 3
"On Thursday 2010 ITT World Champion Emma Pooley showed that she’s still definitely got the speed, winning the British National ITT Champs, and I caught up with her afterwards for a quick chat about what’s next for her and her Lotto-Belisol team-mates - the biggest women’s stage race of the year, and the only remaining Grand Tour for women, the Giro Rosa! She told me her plans, what it was like in a break with 4 riders from Rabobank-Liv at the Emakumeen Bira, and a lot more"
Emma Pooley on the 2014 Giro Rosa, winning Nationals and more! - Podium Cafe
I interviewed Pooley - and I need to tell you, she is the most excellent company - very funny, very ranty, doesn’t take herself too seriously and is completely passionate about cycling. Yeah, I’m a huge fan!