Olympian And Ex-World Champion Pooley Wins Inaugural Adventure Race 'Further'

George Smith 2 Sep 2019 Emma Pooley dominates first edition of multi-terrain, cross-border Pyrenees endurance event. Photos: Cafe du Cycliste Former professional cyclist turned multi-sport champion, Emma Pooley, has won the inaugural edition of Further - an adventure race deep in the Pyrenees that traverses roads, tracks, old smuggling routes and cross-border hikes between France, Andorra and Spain. Despite only being a 529km route, the challenging parcours took competitors from standard roads to steep sheep tracks via rugged gravel paths - at times reaching heights of 2,540m, with bike carrying all but obligatory. Finishing nearly 3 hours ahead of the next rider, upon completion Pooley said, ‘that was simply the most fun I’ve ever had on a bike. Right now, I’m sore and sleep-deprived and very happy to have a rest and amazing coffee.' ‘There were times when I wondered whether Further had designed the course as an elaborate and ...

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