2008.04.08 - News Editor
What can you say?! More than that my big victory/podium result have to wait for a bit longer. But the bird is still out flying even though it seems like I canÂ´t find it fast enough to the finish! Since IÂ´m so late with my report from Ronde van Vlaanderen I guess that everyone already knows how the race unfolded, if not you can find a resumeÂ in englishÂ or swedishÂ .
Racing the “Ronde” this year was very special for me and I really feel atÂ home. I had supporters shouting and cheering for me in every corner, every cobbles and everyÂ hill. Maybe that is why itÂ´s hurting so much to end up on a 9th place when youÂ´re that close…
Anyway I have not given up and IÂ´m still going for my first big victory… And with all the help from my supporters IÂ´m sure thatÂ we will make it!
Monday I did Dottignies. With surprisingly fresch legs after Sundays Ronde I ended up in the group ofÂ 16 riders that fought for the victory. With 4km to the finish once again I was in a position where a podium place was in my head. But together with Susanne Ljungskog and Adrie Visser we couldnt agree about how to get the group working so once again I was cought back by the group.Â Hope the rest of the season want beÂ like this race… Luckily our sprinter in the team Kirsten Wild was there with me and she could take the 2nd place in the bunchsprint while I rolled into a 14th.
Next coming up is Drenthe, firstÂ racingday is onÂ Thursday and then Saturday and Sunday.
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: Wiggle High5
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