2010.09.19 - News Editor
Autumn is the time of year when rumors and news hit the cycling world and riders and teams making (secret?) planes for the next seasons.
For me it took some time to decide what to do next year. Leaving Red Sun Cycling Team gone be strange. Mostly because I have worked with Heidi Van De Vijver for three years. But the team didnâ€™t give me any choice as a new contract was not offered and because the unsecure future of the team.
My new team next year will be Norwegian â€œTeam Hitec Products UCKâ€. A smaller team with mostly Scandinavian riders. I made my choice going there because of the same reasons signing for Red Sun two years ago. The freedom within the team and the possibilities to build up a calendar after my will is important. This freedom gives me also a lot of pressure, as the â€œcaptainâ€ of the team it will be me who gone make the most results and help the other riders develop. Thatâ€™s not a new situation for me, so I know I can handle it.
I look forward to next year! Working in an Scandinavian atmosphere, speaking my language and not always be seen as â€œthe foreignerâ€ will be relieving. The other big thing will be that I will have my couchÂ and boyfriend as a team director. Itâ€™s gone be fun but also a big challengeâ€¦.Â :-)Â
The goal for all of us, is to make â€œHitecâ€ one of the best teams in woman cycling and collect the best Scandinavian riders in one team aiming for the Olympics 2012.
But before thinking about next yearâ€¦. One stage of Toscana left and world championships in Australia!
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: Wiggle High5
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