Emma Johansson

Seven retiring riders we’ll miss seeing in the women’s peloton

As the 2016 road season has come to an end, cyclists return to their homes for some vacation before preparing for the next season again. Some cyclists, however, will not be returning to the peloton next year, using the end of an Olympic year as an opportune time to call it quits and head into …

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Preview: Vos, Van der Breggen, Johansson and other top Europeans to compete at first-ever elite European Championships

One glance at the startlist for this weekend’s European Championships in France shows that the race for the coveted gold-starred blue jersey will be hard-fought. All road Olympic medalists — Anna van der Breggen (NED), Emma Johansson (SWE) and Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) — are slated to compete as are former world champions Marianne Vos, …

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Anna van der Breggen takes Olympic gold in a nail-biter of a race

While the lead-up to the women’s Olympic road race was somewhat tainted by all the commotion surrounding the three missed doping tests of world champion and top favourite Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans, GB), the race itself did not disappoint. The race culminated in a nail-biter of a second half that saw defending Olympic champion Marianne Vos ( Rabo-Liv, the Netherlands) …

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What I know now that I wish I knew then…

You know that tips section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign up? Well, that section is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” We ask that question nearly every time we do an interview with someone for the first time. …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Enrico Gasparotto wins his second Amstel Gold Race; Emma Johansson wins the Euskal Emakumeen Bira, Guarnier take the final stage; Alejandro Valverde dominates the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Martin Mortensen wins Tro-Bro Leon in One Cycling 1-2; Logan Owen takes out the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Report – Mechanical doping used in Strade Bianche …

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Photo gallery: Lizzie Armitstead takes the win in ‘dream race’ Flanders

It might have been the very first springlike day in Belgium, with temperatures reaching 20 degrees Celsius, that didn’t make yesterday’s Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen) any less difficult. Although the first part of the race was quite uneventful, the tempo picked up after seventy minutes, never to slow down again. Just ahead of the second-to-last climb on …

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Lizzie Armitstead wins Flanders by a bike throw

She had been outspoken about wanting the win, and after an already dominant start to the season, there was little doubt that Lizzie Armitstead would be victorious in Flanders. But Wiggle-High5’s Emma Johansson sure didn’t make it easy for Armitstead and ultimately came down to a bike throw, with Armitstead edging out Johansson by little more …

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Photo gallery: Women’s Strade Bianche 2016

A race like the Strade Bianche needs images to tell the entire story. Beneath grey clouds, but without the turbulent weather conditions that were predicted, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) soloed to the win, leaving Kasia Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv) behind in the final hundred meters of the race – not only winning the second edition of this heroïc …

Lizzie Armitstead is the first Women’s WorldTour leader after another dominant win in the Strade Bianche

The Strade Bianche doesn’t need exceptional weather circumstances to be an heroïc race as last year’s sunny edition proved, but with the predictions calling for showers, wind and possible thunderstorms for today, cycling fans across the world looked forward to the gravel road race turning into something epic. Plus with this year’s Strade Bianche being …

Women’s European road season kicks off in Belgium this weekend

It’s here! The European season officially kicks off in Belgium this weekend at Omloop het Nieuwsblad. While not part of the inaugural Women’s WorldTour it remains to be seen as the European season’s opener. This eleventh edition did get upgraded from UCI 1.2 to UCI 1.1 status though and is attracting 22 UCI teams to the start line. That combined …

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