American Mara Abbott drops from 1st to 4th in heartbreaking sprint to finish line

After the Netherlands' Annemiek van Vleuten crashed on a descent while leading the women's Olympic road race Sunday, 30-year-old American Mara Abbott took the lead with around 10 kilometers left until the finish. Abbott held a 30-second lead on a pack of three riders, but as the distance dwindled the chase began to gradually catch up, taking turns leading the pack to maximize their...
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24 days ago

Anna van der Breggen wins gold in women’s road race

You know those mean girls in high school, that travel as a trio and know when to pounce on a brave and exposed girl? A similar situation could be said, minus the mean and plus the incredibly strategic and smart, for the women’s road race Sunday afternoon. A trio of Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands), Emma Johansson (Sweden) and Elisa Longho Borghini (Italy) crept up on Mara Abbott...
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24 days ago

Dutch cyclist Anna van der Breggen wins gold in women’s road race

Dutch cyclist Anna van der Breggen sped past Team USA's Mara Abbott in the final stretch to take home the gold medal. Abbott dropped back to finish fourth behind Sweden's Emma Johansson who took home the silver and Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini the bronze. Two of the strongest teams, the Netherlands and the United States, had two riders out front as they reached the top of the Vista...
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24 days ago

Wiggle High5 with Johansson and D'hoore for Aviva Women's Tour

Wiggle High5 head to the Aviva Women's Tour this week with its Swedish national champion Emma Johansson and Belgian national champion Jolien D'hoore leading the ambitions of the six-rider team. Both riders have won stages in the two previous editions of the British stage race, which is part of the inaugural Women's WorldTour calendar, and also finished runner-up. "I'm always...
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June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Emma Johansson: If I didn’t have unfinished business with the Olympics, I would have stopped

Gradual retirements seem increasingly fashionable in cycling. Bradley Wiggins, for instance, has already had more farewell gigs than Frank Sinatra, Cadel Evans enjoyed a lingering goodbye on home roads, and rumours abound that Alberto Contador will wind his career down next year with a stint riding for his own development team. Emma Johansson, as one of the most consistently successful...
Via Cycling News
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Sweden look to position Johansson in key moment of women's Worlds

What Sweden lack in numbers they make up for in strength with a team built solely around Emma Johansson at the World Championships. Johansson is a perennial top ten finisher in the Worlds and has been on the podium for the last two years running and although Sweden have just four riders in Saturday's race, they appear dedicated to Johansson's cause. Emilia Fahlin and Sara Mustonen...
Via Cycling News
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Johansson joins Wiggle-Honda for 2016 season

Wiggle-Honda have announced the signing of Swedish national champion Emma Johansson for the 2016 season. Johansson, who is currently second in the World Cup standings, joins the team on a two-year contract. However, it appears that only one of those will be spent as a rider as she is set to bring her career to a close with the Belgian-registered team next season. “After 10 years...
Via Cycling News
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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