I thought Pooley looked like yer archetypal killer gnome, a la Pantani/Rujano. A climber rather than a time triallist. Is the women's penelton less specialised or is she just unusual in that respect?I don't know enough about the contenders to make an informed comment but those who know seem to be saying Kristin Armstrong will be hard to beat, even though she's had an indifferent season.
However, I thought Emma Pooley looked in great shape in the road race and I'll really be willing her on. Allez Emma!
Well, yes, but that would be a very unusual combination in the mens peloton. I was wondering if that is a reflection of the women's peloton or is she just a freak (in the nicest possible sense)?She's naturally good at climbing because she's so tiny (48kg!) but she's a time trial specialist - and twice national TT champion.