2011.09.12 - emma
The last two days in Holland was quit good for me considering my stiff body after the crash on stage #4. Saturdays stage ended up in a sprint that Vos won and I finished in the peloton.
The last stage was in the area around Valkenburg and had 15 hills in it, normally Cauberg should have been the finish but because of roadwork (preparations for next years Worlds) Â it had to be on another Ã¥lace.
NederlandÂ Bloeit took control of the raceÂ by sendingÂ Gunnewijk in anÂ early break that made us, Hitec and AADrink work to protect my 2nd place and Wild’s 3rd.Â For me it was very nice to see Sara Mustonen being back on track pulling the peloton like a moto:)
26km from the finishÂ a smaller groupÂ (with me in it) bridged across to the three in the front and then Vos, Van Vleute and Gunnewijk could start their “game”Â leavingÂ Vos going solo for the last 13 kilometers.
I finished on 3rd place with a good feeling in my body. Also happy to keep my 2nd in the GC!
For full results click here.
A bit stress to get to Brussel in time for my flight back home to Norway and when I finally could crawl into bed I fell fast asleep!Â To wakeÂ up in my own house and to have a cup of coffee while reading the newspaperÂ and to see the rain pouring downÂ outside… What moreÂ do I need toÂ say? *Me Like*
A visit toÂ the chiropractor wasÂ another good thing today andÂ on the roller this afternoon everything felt straight again:)
A week of preparations for the WorldsÂ is ahead of me now and I’m more ready than ever!
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: Wiggle High5
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