2011.03.07 - News Editor
It seems like I have found my winning legs and that the sickness from last week didnâ€™t affect me too much. After some days in bed and a team training Wednesday I felt ok again.
This weekend Team Hitec Products did two races.
Saturday we raced Â “Fleche Wanzoise” in Â Wanze. A national race or â€œkermisâ€ as the Belgiumâ€™s refers to it, was the coldest race I can remember with only 2 degrees. About 90 girls at the start line and 7 from my team. With HTC-Highroad also on start it ended in a fight between us and them. Happy with having Sara Mustonen from my team in a 4Â girl breakaway, my day was not that hard. I won the sprint in the peloton and ended 6th. Sara and Emilia Fahlin (HTC-Higroad) got fooled by their own cat and mouse game and the strong German Nutrixxion rider Anna Fisher won. Sara ended 3rd. Iâ€™m happy to see that my team mates also can produce podium places and it looks good for the coming races.
Sunday was the big day! For 2nd time in a row I won the â€œOmloop van het Hageland in Tielt-Wingeâ€. The UCI 1.2 race brought 170 starters and it must be one of the biggest pelotons this season. The race was very much controlled by my team mates and HTC-Higroad and offensive racing from one of the favorites Grace Verbeke. In the final we had for the second time Sara in the break, now with 8 riders. We wear not too sure of the win and I made a big effort crossing the 50 sec gap in the last climb 8km before the finishÂ with another 3 riders. Some tactical game at the end and the group grow to a about 30 riders. The sprint I won with a bike length after kicking it off on 300m. Many thanks to my team mates who did a good job during the day!
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: Wiggle High5
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