Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Gutted for Pooley

Really sorry that Emma Pooley missed out on the podium in the Womens TT worlds. It would have been great for he to close her season on a high. This year she has pulled off some great results with her trade team, but in her national team she  has had to work for others.
This is one of the harsh inequalities on our sport. Women riders have to rely on the Worlds and the Olympics to get any serious attention, while for the men it is the Pro Tour where the big money is.
It is a shame that Pooley is, at a young age and with so much talent is considering retirement. At the same time, she is bright and has choices. It is easy to see how the rewards outside cycling could be attactive.
Until women's pro cycling gets proper TV coverage it is never going to attract the money. This is soomething that really needs to change.