2007.03.27 - News Editor
Back in Belgium after a different weekend in Italy.
We arrived thursday evening and friday we went training – so far everything was normal. Dinner friday evening and then a nice and long sleep, I felt good and was ready for saturdays racing.
But then everything changed… at breakfast saturday morning Eric and Christel shows up with tears in their eyes. Bad news – we donÂ´t have any bikes, they are all stolen!
Luckily some off the other teams could lend us bikes so we could start, a lot off thanks to all ofÂ youÂ special Equipe Nurnberger from where I got aÂ bike
In the endÂ my whole team could start, everyone on a different bike. Racing totally without pressure, in 5 degrees and rain, having aÂ flat tire and three 5km climbs must have been perfect for me… I finished 9th with a uphill finish! Results here.
Sunday I was too far back in the bunch atÂ the first climb and I had to suffer a lot. So when we came to the last climb up to the finish I was alreadyÂ tired. I havnÂ´t seen any results yetÂ but I think I wasÂ somewhere around thirty.
Anyway IÂ´m in good shape and although my bike has been stolen itÂ´s not going to stop me from racing and itÂ´s not going to take away my motivation.
ItÂ´s spring time in Belgium and lovelly weather, three hours on myÂ sparebikeÂ in the sun is waiting for me…Â Â
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: Wiggle High5
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