Bond Ambassador Emma Pooley took 6 of 7 stage wins in the Women's category at the 2017 Haute Route Rockies, managing along the way to become the first ever female to beat the men in all Haute Route events by winning the gruelling Queen's Stage on the 5th day, beating the first placed man by over 30 seconds, earning herself a standing ovation at the awards ceremony later that night.
Emma's performance was all the ore remarkable as much of the event's 840km and 15,000m of climbing was done largely on gravel roads, the like of which she had never ridden before.
Included in the Women's field were some good riders and the Men's had some recently retired pro riders and top elite amateurs, whom she dropped on Stage 5 in a remarkable performance that astounded many competitors and followers - but not Emma herself!
We say this just about every time we post about Emma but it's worth saying again, it is a pleasure to be supporting such a dedicated and talented rider and all-round nice person.
Well done Emma!
Also for us here at Bond, this win was further conformation of not only the strength of our frameset but also of its suitability to various conditions, especially when you consider that some competitors at the event had two an sometimes three different bikes with them to help them cope with the widely varying terrain.
Stay tuned for more to come from Emma herself on her ride at Haute Route Rockies.