2011.05.22 - emma
Coming back from China wasÂ really niceÂ especiallyÂ sinceÂ the last days that I had over there were hard, very hard!
On the night before the last stage on the stagerace I got sick and had to spend most of the night on the WC… think that my stomach didn’t like something from the buffÃ©Â cause once my stomach was empty it felt a bitÂ better!
Being on 3rd place in the GC I had to give it a try, onÂ one coca cola and some rice crisps I did that last 80km and finished on the same time as Baccaille. She won the podiumplace ahead of me because she finished ahead of me on that stage. But I won a 3rd place in the pointsrace and the team got 3rd in the team classement, so atleast we got someting!
|1||Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women||6:44:24|
|2||Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit||0:00:26|
|3||Monia Baccaille (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana||0:00:27|
|4||Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products – UCK|
|5||Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products – UCK||0:00:33|
|6||Giada Borgato (Ita) Italy||0:00:34|
|7||Lauren Tamayo (USA) United States|
|8||Romy Kasper (Ger) Germany||0:00:36|
|9||Sarah DÃ¼ster (Ger) Nederland Bloeit|
|10||Lucy Martin (GBr) Garmin – Cervelo|
After that I slept for 18hrs and when I woke up I started to feel like a human again, a hungry one! Some more rice and breadÂ and on the training it felt ok so I thought that I was ready to give it a tryÂ on the World Cup.
The race were very slow because of the wind conditions and that was good for meÂ causeÂ then I didnÂ´t have to spend the small energy that I had left in my body before that last kilometeres! Coming into the sprint I was placed good and when Sara Mustonen was going to lead me out I realized that all my power was gone… Couldn’t even hold her wheel!
Sara finished 11th and I was 14th, loosing important points in the World Cup overall standing.
|1||Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) HTC-Highroad Women||3:36:34|
|2||Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Garmin-Cervelo|
|3||Charlotte Becker (Ger) HTC-Highroad Women|
|4||Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit|
|5||Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech|
|6||Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini-Giambenini|
|7||Romy Kasper (Ger) Germany|
|8||Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Honda Team|
|9||Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Italy|
|10||Isabelle SÃ¶derberg (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green|
|11||Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products UCK|
|12||Maneephan Jutatip (Tha) Thailand|
|13||Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Germany|
|14||Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products UCK|
|15||Alessandra D’ettorre (Ita) Italy|
Back home I got the real rest that I needed and just when I was about to start training again this awful flu hit me and put me back in the bed for some more days. Guess itÂ´s my bodys way of telling me it needed some more days!
So what do I do, I listen and make my self another cup of tea and put on EurosportÂ toÂ watch another stage at the Giro!
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: Wiggle High5
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