Laws and Pooley Take Bronze at Worlds

Brits Sharon Laws and Emma Pooley have helped their team, AA, take bronze at the Women’s Team Time Trial at yesterday’s opener of the UCI World Championships in Limburg, Holland. It was a swansong for AA Drink, who are disbanding in an increasingly harsh financial climate, and possibly for Pooley too, who has suggested she may now concentrate on academic pursuits. The 34km event, new to the World Championships, was won by Team Specialised in a time of 46:31.63, with ORICA-AIS taking the silver. The Men’s Team Time Trial ended in disappointment for Sky, finishing back in ninth despite the presence of Olympic Gold Medallist Geraint Thomas; the 53.2km event was won by Omega Pharma-Quickstep, with BMC taking silver and ORICA GreenEDGE in bronze.