2009.03.31 - News Editor
I have never ever had it so cold on the bike as I had on Sundays World Cup. When we entered Italy on Saturday morningÂ the rain was pouring down, and so it kept on doing until we left on Monday!Â
Some peopleÂ thinks I love the rain… and maybe I do?!
My first podium place on a World Cup and my legs are good
The race was hard from start. Mostly because of the hard weatherconditions (rain and 4 degrees) and the wet roads. The only time I felt warm was when we were going fast up the hills…
Emma Pooley got away on the first lap and did 95km alone in the front. When I realized that we were about to chase her backÂ I decided to try my chance on the climb. And so I did, only Marianne Vos could follow and together with her we made the gap to theÂ peloton bigger.
With hard, wet and tired legs I came to the last corner with Marianne on my wheel. 150m to the finish I started the sprint, but she was faster… 2nd place is also good. But it can be better!
Next thing is Ronde van Flanderen on Sunday.
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: Wiggle High5
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