Emma Pooley's place confirmed in Team GB cycling squad

Emma Pooley with silver medal after competing at Beijing Olympics, 2008
Emma Pooley with silver medal after competing at Beijing Olympics, 2008 Photo: ITV Anglia

Emma Pooley, a former pupil at Norwich High School for Girls and Cambridge University student, has had her place confirmed in Team GB's Olympic road cycling squad for London 2012.

The 29 year old, will compete in the Olympic Time Trial, the event which earned her a silver medal at the last Olympics in Beijing.

The former British Road Race and Time Trial champion, became world champion in the Time Trial at the World Road Cycling championships in Australia in 2010.

Pooley, who lives in Zurich, Switzerland and competes for the Dutch cycling club AA Drink-Leontien.nl, said 'I'm really pleased to be selected for the London 2012 Olympic Games, its a great honour.

'I'm looking forward to concentrating on my training now to ensure that I am in the best shape possible for the 29th July and 1st August'.

Pooley is joined by club teammate Lizzie Armistead, Lucy Martin and Nicole Cooke in the team of four.

British Cycling Performance Director Dave Brailsford said 'Narrowing down the women's road team from six riders to four wasn't an easy decision for the selectors to make, but we believe the four riders we have selected will give us the best opportunity of winning the race'.

The road cyling event will start and finish near Hampton Court Palace in London.