2009.06.29 - News Editor
Once again a Swedish Championship is over. This year was almost like last year, or maybe even worse… I took my responsibility asÂ the professional rider I am and it was ME who created the first group of 7 riders that road away at Kinnekulle on the first lap. Lap number 4 it was ME who attacked on the hill again and road away with Susanne and Emilia. Together Me and Emilia worked hard to make a gap to the others but with Susanne not takingÂ a turn theÂ four riders came back. On lap number 5 it was ME again who attacked andÂ came away alone with SusanneÂ following onÂ my wheel…Â I took long and strong turns and gave everythingÂ toÂ show that I want to race.Â Still no interest shown from Susanne and Emilia came back. Soon the group was back to 7 riders again and back on the last local lap the attacks began. I know I should go on every attack, but IÂ´m not aÂ machine… So two riders (Jennie Stenerhage and Karin Aune) got away and they did a perfect race according to the situation. ItÂ´s nice to see offensive racing from girls that dares to win. Me and Sara tried to chase the two back but did not succeed.
Jennie is now the new Swedish Champion before Karin Aune. The Bronze medal was taken by Marie Linberg who did a strong race.
So what did I do wrong? The only thing I can think of is that I maybe should have agreed onÂ Susanne sitting on my wheel for 123kmÂ and then easyÂ beat her in the sprint… But since IÂ´m almost not human that should be possible, shouldn`t it?!
I know I want to win, and I know that IÂ´m selfish and egoistic. But I always try to race for victory thatÂ´s why I get upset about riders that not dare to win or lose.
I tried to win but I lost and IÂ´m not happy about it.
This is nothing personal against Susanne itÂ´s just me not understanding her way of racing. And itÂ´s just one solution… Getting that strong so I can ride her off my wheel!
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: Wiggle High5
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