FELICIA

You are not with us anymore.
The diagnose you got years ago was a shock to everyone. But with the knowledge and expertise today I never thought that it would end like this.

We have shared so many good moments both on and off the bike together and you always spoilt us with your smiles and positivity.
The last race we did together was World Championships in Ponferrada 2014.
As a rider I learnet to know a good soigneur just by looking at them, and you were one of those!
The first thing that you pulled out of the podiumbag was a box of pick n´mix 🙂 always knowing what the rider needed and when… The 3rd place suddenly tasted soo much better thanks to you Felicia!

Your life was taken way too soon and you will for always be remembered in our hearts <3

To honor Felicia, her husband Klas and her parents have put up a Memorial Fund in her name together with Roberto Vacchi.
A stipendium that will be given to a leader within the cycling sport (with focus on young leaders) every year.
Follow this link to Roberto´s website for more information about how you can contribute, and by doing that you also have a chance to win some nice prices.

#FuckCancer #LevLivetFörFan

Emma

Bum first = Fullmoon

My little Buddy has chosen to lie bum down…
Definitely not my wish and I still cross my fingers for him/her to turn around before it´s time.
Clock is ticking though and due date is coming closer pretty fast so we just have to wait and see.
Since my placenta is on the front we can´t even try to make an external turn by pushing my stomach. So, either he/she has to turn it self or bum first it is!

Decision has to be made whether I go for a normal birth or caesarean section.
Not an easy decision and both options has their plus and minuses… I´m no expert at all in this and not knowing what to go for and not know the definite outcome is really hard. I have never been good in making decisions (can´t even choose what to eat from the menu at the restaurant) and this decision is a very difficult one.

Before I was looking forward to the challenge of giving birth and suddenly it gives me a littlebit of stomachache…

What doesn’t give me stomachache is the fact that very soon I will be holding my Buddy in my arms.
It is and has been a long wait but now we´re almost there and I can´t wait!

Emma

MUM & DAD

I moved almost 10 hours away from home when I was 15 years old. I never regret starting at the cycling school in Skara, in fact I´m pretty sure that I would never have become a professional cyclist without that move.

Living on your own at such young age is not easy and to “let go” like my parents did must have been even harder. I had to grow up fast and learn how to take responsibility. Something I´m very grateful for. I learned that when you do something, you do it 100%. Something that for sure had a big part in my career.
Now, being so close to becoming a parent myself I´m terrified. Terrified with excitment.

I want to succeed so much as a mum that it scares me.
How do I do it?! And what if the littleone wants to move away from home and go to a sport school when he/she is 15 years old like I did?!

To have my parents here during this week has been great. We have had some nice time just hanging out, not stressing from one thing to another. That they helped me to sort some last things out (like painting the roof in our bathroom) before the little one is here was very helpful.

When I sat them of at the train station yesterday morning it got to me that the next time I see them I´m a mum. And my mum and dad will be grandma and grandpa! That they still live 10 hours away is something I´m used to but I must admit that I really do wish they were closer!

Thanks mum and dad for making me who I am and for always being there for me. Soon it´s my time 🙂

Emma

Missing it all!

A weekend of catching up with the cycling world again was good for me.
My visit at the Swedish Bike Exhibition (Svenska Cykelmässan) made me realize how far away I have been from that world for a while now, and also how much I miss it.
And even though my belly is very pointy at the moment and my legs looks like they have never seen a bike, I still feel like home when I enter that world.

Not only did I bring good memories and new contacts with me back home… My parents met up in Stockholm and will spend a week with me back home in Norway while Martin is away again. He has a two-week period of races with the Mitchelton Scott team that he is working for and won´t be back until after the Ronde Van Vlaanderen.
Nice to have some good company that can keep my mind on something else when this belly is really starting to annoy me now…
On top of that one of my absolute favorite race is also coming up. The Ronde!
I can´t help but loving that one and this year is the first year since 2006(!) that I won´t even be there.

To keep myself busy and to keep up the spirit I´m already making plans for next year:
A spring period in Belgium like usual is what we will do and I´m already looking forward to it.
I feel it is important for our “little one” to get to know the country that both me and Martin love so much. And also for me of course, to finally breath some cobble air again 🙂

Emma