Cooke is an all-rounder. Last year she won the Junior World Championship jerseys for mountain biking, road racing and time trialling.
Last month she asigned for the Italian pro-women’s team, Deia-Pragma Colnago, after protracted negotiations with British Cycling came to nothing.
VeloNews reports that Cooke won the 12th Trofeo Citta’ Di Rosignano, a major event on the women’s road calendar in Italy.
She dominated the race and won a sprint at the end, beating one-time world champion Rasa Polikeviciute of the H2O-Pasta Zara team.
This Saturday, Cooke is the favourite to win the women’s version of Milan-San Remo, La Primavera Rosa.