2012.01.13 - emma
Down here at Gran Canaria not much happens. Not much besides that a lot of hours are being spent on my bikeâ€¦ and on my bed!
Before we left Norway Martin bought the new Procycling magazine and that is always good reading:)Â
This time I was surprised to find an article with a female cyclist in it! Liz Hatch had some good answers to the questions they asked her and especially I appreciated the way she gave credit to all hard working female cyclists and her explanation of how difficult it is to make a living out of it for us.
But in one way the article annoyed me. Why give Liz Hatch two full pages in a magazine that normally do not write about female cycling? No offence Liz but wouldn’t it be more interesting to have an article about someone who is interesting because of how she races and not by her good looks?
Jealous you might think and in one way your rightâ€¦ But it really annoys me howÂ female cycling never get the attention that it deserves and for the right reasons…
Liz has now retired as a rider but she has not left the sport completely. Model and other fashion work keeps her in it.
I just wish that other â€œbigâ€ cycling magazines could give us female athletes a bit more attention, we ARE more interesting than most people think but if they never get a chance to read about us how can they know?!
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: Wiggle High5
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