Pooley, a former world time-trial champion and 2008 Olympic silver medallist, is a founder member of Le Tour Entier, or Equality for the Tour, and was influential in negotiations with ASO.
'La Course by Le Tour de France' will take place on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, where the 101st edition of the men's 21-stage race will finish that evening.
Pooley told Press Association Sport: "I'm delighted. It's going to be a great opportunity for women's cycling, but also for the Tour itself.
"ASO should be congratulated for putting it on and getting it off the ground in a real hurry. It's been wonderful to see their enthusiasm and their passion for a women's race.
"There are obviously huge logistical difficulties with the whole stage race, but for that one stage the infrastructure's already there and people are there to watch it.
"It will add to the entertainment to have a women's race; it's not like it's going to get in the way.
"It's really not the case that we bullied them into it. The petition that we, Le Tour Entier, started helped to demonstrate that there was public interest in watching women's bike racing.
"They already organise women's races really well and for them it was just a question of how to do it."
The initial hope of Le Tour Entier was the creation of a women's Tour de France over three weeks, like the men's race.
It remains on Pooley's personal agenda.
"For me, personally, it would still be a long-term goal, but I think we can be really happy that there's an increased profile for women's cycling caused by this race," Pooley added.
"It's a fantastic race in its own right and what I hope is that it's such a success and that the feedback from the public is so positive that ASO want to organise a slightly longer race and eventually it will be up there similar to the men's race.
"It takes a little bit of time to develop, but this is definitely laying the right foundations."
Pooley is honing preparation for the 2014 season at her winter training base in Perth, Australia.
Her targets include the women's Giro d'Italia, the Commonwealth Games time-trial and to compete in triathlons this season.
Pooley is an accomplished runner and won the Lausanne Marathon in Switzerland in two hours 44 minutes last October and enjoys the equality of triathlons.
"This isn't a whinge, but it is really nice to be in a sport where there's no assumption of inferiority," she added.
"As a female athlete it's same distance, same prize money, every race has a women's race. It's refreshing."