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Emma Johansson repeats in Cholet
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 3/25/2014
Emma Johansson repeats in Cholet
 
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26 September, 2013

EMMA JOHANSSON REPEATS IN CHOLET

Riding with the Swedish National Team, Emma Johansson won Cholet Pays de Loire on Sunday, securing back-to-back victories in the French one day race.

The win is Johansson’s third in Cholet, making her the first women to attain the hat trick.

“It’s never easy to come back as a favourite,” said Johansson. “Everyone is looking to you, so it’s harder to win. It’s really nice to come back and repeat. I’m pleased with the way the race unfolded. It played the way we wanted. It was a good day for the team.”

“It was really good to race with the Swedish National Team,” Johansson added. “We don’t have many chances to race together during the year. It’s become somewhat of a tradition to race together here, and I like that.”

Johansson was part of an 11 rider breakaway that solidified on the last of four hilly circuit laps. In the move with her Swedish National Team teammate Sara Mustonen, Johansson was confident in her team’s chances. “We had two in the group, and both of us felt quite good,” said Johansson. “I was stronger in the hills, and I knew I had to cover everything to make a good attempt to win again.”

Inside the final ten kilometres, Johansson and Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products) slipped away from the front group. The duo built up a small advantage while their former break companions gave chase. The nine caught Johansson and Longo Borghini on the line. “Elisa and I got away together on the last hill,” Johansson explained. “We just managed to stay away. I won and Elisa ended up third. Jolien d’Hoore (Lotto Belisol) was second from the chase group – that’s how close they were to us in the end.”



Results

116 km in 3 h 02 mn 31 s , average speed 38.134 km/h

1 JOHANSSON Emma SWEDEN 3h 02' 31'

2 D'HOORE Jolien LOTTO BELISOL LADIES 29 2 à 00' 00'' 41

3 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa HITEC PRODUCTS 18 3 à 00' 00'' 39

4 DE VOCHT Liesbeth LOTTO BELISOL LADIES 30 4 à 00' 04'' 37

5 CORDON Audrey HITEC PRODUCTS 15 5 à 00' 04'' 35

6 MUSTONEN Sara SUEDE / SWEDEN 2 6 à 00' 04'' 33

7 GUARNIER Megan MIXTE DLT - VC AMBERTOIS 133 7 à 00' 06'' 31

8 SAN SEBASTIAN LASA Irène BIZKAIA - DURANGO 9 8 à 00' 25'' 29

9 RIVAT Amelie POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86 54 9 à 00' 25'' 27 *

10 DUVAL Eugénie DN-CR NORMANDIE 58 10 à 01' 22'' 25 ESP *

11 LETH Julie HITEC PRODUCTS 16 11 à 02' 59'' 23 ESP

12 DE VUYST Sofie BELGIUM 44 12 à 02' 59'' 22

13 JEULAND Pascale POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86 50 13 à 02' 59'' 20 *

14 VAN SEVEREN Celine LOTTO BELISOL LADIES 34 14 à 02' 59'' 19 ESP

15 HANNES Kaat TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - PRO - DUO 39 15 à 02' 59'' 18

16 BIANNIC Aude LOINTEK 22 16 à 02' 59'' 17

17 BURATO Alna DN-BIG MAT AUBER 93 99 17 à 02' 59'' 16

18 VEKEMANS Anisha LOTTO BELISOL LADIES 35 18 à 02' 59'' 15

19 BLOCH Shani DN-UC BASSIN HOUILLER 110 19 à 02' 59'' 14

20 DOM Annelies BELGIQUE / BELGIUM 45 20 à 03' 05'



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