British Cycling is pleased to welcome Olympic time trial silver medallist and 2010 world champion Emma Pooley back to the Great Britain Cycling Team for the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire.
Pooley will line-up alongside the current world champion Lizzie Armitstead in Great Britain colours for the 135km race which takes place on Saturday 30 April.
Pooley enjoyed a successful career competing on the road with British Cycling before retiring from cycling in 2014 to pursue long-distance triathlon and duathlon ambitions.
Having been crowned as the long-distance duathlon world champion in both 2014 and 2015, Pooley is now ready to make her comeback for the Great Britain Cycling Team.
Emma said: “I’m really looking forward to joining up with my Great Britain teammates for the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire race and I’m looking forward to racing on the road again.
“The Tour de Yorkshire race will be awesome because it’s on the same course as the men’s race, and Yorkshire has seen such amazing growth in cycling in the last few years. It looks like a great course.”
Emma’s comeback puts in her line for selection for Great Britain team which will travel to Rio 2016, with the time-trial course expected to complement her climbing abilities.
British Cycling’s technical director Shane Sutton said: “I’m looking forward to seeing Emma back in action for us at the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire - Emma is a phenomenal athlete and will be an asset to the team.
“Emma has committed herself to training for the Olympic time-trial event in Rio, and we appreciate and support the sacrifice she is making to be in the best possible shape for this event. The Olympic team will be selected at the end of June and announced in early July.”