2010: Tour de l'Aude winner, British Road Race and Time Trial champion, World Time Trial champion
2011: Third at World Time Trial Championship
She will be unable to do much training this winter as she completes work on her PhD in geo-technical engineering at ETH Zurich university in Switzerland.
"I don't want to race and race really badly, so it depends if I could find a time that would let me work around my PhD commitments, which I probably could, but I'm just not sure how I feel about it at the moment.
"I'm going to wait and see. At the end of the season,
after the World Championships,
it'll be a bit clearer in my head and I'll be able to make a decision," she said.
Pooley has been a leading voice in urging the International Cycling Union (UCI) to raise the profile of women's racing and is also concerned about the inequality in prize money between the sexes.
"If I was a male cyclist, I wouldn't have to work after I finish cycling," she said. "It's a bit like football. The wages are much higher, not at all levels, but, at the level I've got to in women's cycling, the disparity in pay is quite incredible."
But she added: "I'm not suggesting I should be paid millions. I'd like to have a useful, productive job when I've finished cycling."
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