2013.03.12 - News Editor
In 2011 Emma won â€Cholet Pays de Loireâ€ after a great solo ride. This SundayÂ she will participate in the race for the second time in her career. Emma will be a part of the Swedish National Team’s hunt forÂ another podium.
– Iâ€™m a bit tired of all this 3rd places. Since the 2008 Olympics my nick name in Sweden has been â€œSilver Emmaâ€Â which isÂ not so goodâ€¦ but to turn into â€œBronze Emmaâ€â€¦ just forget it! So I hope I can go back to Cholet and copy my last ride and victory there.
â€œCholet Pays de Loireâ€ is raced on a 29,5km lap done 4 times, in total 118km. The surrounding of CholetÂ has rolling roads and smaller climbs thatÂ offers offensive style of racing.
As team mates in the national team Emma will have company from; Hanna Helamb, Alexandra Nessmar, Isabelle SÃ¶derberg, Madelene Olsson, Martina Tomasson (all Cramo Go:Green riders) and Sara Mustonen (Faren Let’s go Finland).
– I know all the girls from past years and we have had a lot of fun together so I reallyÂ look forward to race with them again. To race together is important for building team spirit for the world championships. The more we know each other and have raced together the better it is.
We also have some young talented first year elite riders with us. I hope I canÂ some sort ofÂ a role model for Hanna and Alexandra andÂ that they can learn from me. That’s something I missed when I become a elite rider.
Official website here.
Swedish national federation article here.
Name: Emma Karolina Johansson.
Born: 23 Sep 1983, Sollefteå, Sweden.
Team: ORICA-AIS and Härnösand CK
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