From broken-boned tears of frustration to racing through her blue and yellow-painted Flemish home-from-home in just three weeks. For one of the most stunningly consistent female riders of the last 6 years, recovering from a broken collarbone is just one of many victories.
Emma Johansson won her fifth Swedish National Time Trial Championships in Åstorp. The defending champion bested Lisa Nordén and Malin Rydlund on the 27.9 kilometre course.
Emma Johansson won the general classification of Emakumeen Euskal Bira. The Swedish Double National Champion moved into the race lead after winning the second stage in a two-up sprint against Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products UCK). She backed up her first stage win a dominating performance in the individual time trial on stage three. She took third in a four-up sprint on day four to close out the race and take the win.
Less than two hours after Cameron Meyer won the opening stage of the Tour du Suisse and pulled on the yellow leader’s jersey, Emma Johansson won the Emakumeen Euskal Bira stage three individual time trial to defend her yellow jersey. The two wins marked the 199th and 200th podiums for the GreenEDGE family since the team’s inception.
After consistently delivering podium results for the Australian squad, Emma Johansson won a three-up sprint in Gooik to take her well-deserved spot on the top step of the podium. It is the double Swedish National Champion’s first victory in ORICA-AIS colours and her second win of the season.
The Swedish star has taken a big step up in terms of recognition since her brilliant road race silver at the Beijing Olympics, and PEZ was lucky to get some time to find out about her 2009 season, training in the snow for 2010, survival skills in the Swedish countryside and dance floor dreams! Smart, ambitious, entertaining and talented, Emma is the sort of personality who gives her sponsors a big return on their investment. Here’s the story...