Emma Johansson

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Emma Johansson
Emma Johansson 2016 002.jpg
Personal information
Full nameEmma Karolina Johansson
NicknameSilver Emma[1][2]
Born (1983-09-23) 23 September 1983 (age 35)
Sollefteå, Sweden
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Professional team(s)
2005–2006Bizkaia Panda software Durango
2007Vlaanderen–Capri Sonne–T-Interim
2008AA-Drink Cycling Team
2009–2010Red Sun Cycling Team
2011–2012HiTec Products-UCK
2013–2015Orica-AIS
2016Wiggle High5
Major wins
Stage races
Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen (2011, 2013, 2015)
Emakumeen Euskal Bira (2013, 2016)
Lotto Belgium Tour (2015)

One day races

National Road Race Champion (2010–2012, 2014–2015)
National Time Trial Champion (2012–2016)
Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio (2014)
Ronde van Drenthe (2009)

Other

UCI World Ranking (2013)

Emma Johansson (born 23 September 1983[3]) is a Swedish retired professional racing cyclist. Nicknamed Silver Emma, Johansson accumulated a large number of second and third places at major championships and one-day classics.[1] In 2013 she finished the year as number one on the UCI Women's World Ranking.[4]

She won the silver medal in the women's road race at both the 2008 and 2016 Summer Olympics;[5] as well as one silver and two bronze medals at the Road World championships. She also holds a record four podium finishes at the women's Tour of Flanders, with one second and three third places.[6] Despite her amassment of podium places, she won several one-day races, including Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Ronde van Drenthe, Trofeo Alfredo Binda, Omloop van het Hageland, Le Samyn and the Holland Hills Classic.

Johansson was also successful in stage races. She won the Thüringen Rundfahrt three times, the Emakumeen Euskal Bira twice and the Belgium Tour once. In addition, she won one stage in the 2012 Giro Rosa and finished in the top ten in all three of her Giro Rosa participations.[7]

Biography[edit]

Emma Johansson in 2005

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Emma Johansson was born in Sollefteå, in northern Sweden. She engaged in cross-country skiing with the Sollefteå Ski Club at an early age, before taking an interest in mountainbiking through her older brother. She trained on military training fields, close to her house, which offered dirt roads and illuminated trails. She won her first silver medal in 1996, at the age of 12, at the Swedish national mountainbike championships in Uddevalla.

2008[edit]

Johansson's breakthrough year was 2008. She signed with AA-Drink Cycling Team and had a successful spring classics campaign, claiming third place at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, 7th at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda and 9th in the Tour of Flanders.[8]

On 10 August 2008, Emma Johansson won the silver medal in the women's road race at the Beijing Olympics. She followed an attack by Tatiana Guderzo, at 13 km from the finish, which brought her in the lead group with Nicole Cooke, Christiane Soeder and Linda Villumsen. Britain's Nicole Cooke won the event in the five-woman sprint, Johansson claimed the silver ahead of Guderzo.[9] Three day later, she placed 21st in the women's time trial.

After the Summer Olympics, she claimed the general classification of the Trophée d'Or Féminin after she won the fifth stage in a six-woman breakaway.[10][11] At the World Championships Road Race in Florence, Johansson was again in a winning five-woman breakaway after she followed an attack of Marianne Vos. The race, like the olympic road race, was won by Nicole Cooke, who beat Vos in the sprint. Johansson finished fourth.[12]

2009[edit]

After finishing second in the 2009 Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio and third in Ronde van Vlaanderen, she won the Ronde van Drenthe and took the overall lead of the UCI Women's Road World Cup, a lead which she kept after another second place in La Flèche Wallonne Féminine. Johansson was the second Swedish cyclist to wear the UCI World Cup leader jersey after Susanne Ljungskog.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics she competed in women's road race finishing 6th and in the women's time trial finishing 14th.

In August 2015, it was announced that Johansson would join Wiggle High5 on a two-year deal.[13]

Personal life[edit]

On 8 January 2011, she married the former Norwegian cyclist Martin Vestby (in Swedish), who is also her personal manager. They live in Zingem, Belgium, and have one son, born on 11 April 2018.[14]

Emma Johansson on a stage podium of the 2015 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, in which she won the general classification

Career highlights[edit]

Source:[15]

2008
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall, Trophée d'Or Féminin
1st Stage 1
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg Olympics road race
2009
1st Ronde van Drenthe
2nd La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
2nd La Coupe du Monde Cycliste Féminine de Montréal
2nd Trofeo Alfredo Binda
2010
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Overall Trophée d'Or Féminin
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
1st GP Mameranus
2nd Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo
3rd La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
3rd World Championships road race
3rd GP de Plouay
3rd Open de Suède Vargarda
2011
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
1st Cholet Pays de Loire Dames
1st Omloop van het Hageland
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2nd Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
1st Stage 3b
2nd La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
2nd Trofeo Alfredo Binda
2nd GP Stad Roeselare
3rd GP Ciudad de Valladolid
3rd Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs
2012
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Tour de Free State
1st Stage 3
2nd Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
6th Olympic Road race
2013
1st UCI World Ranking
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
1st Stage 1 & 5
1st Cholet Pays de Loire Dames
2nd GP de Plouay
2nd Overall UCI Women's Road World Cup
2nd UCI Road Race World Championships
2nd Tour of Flanders
2nd Trofeo Alfredo Binda
2nd Draai van de Kaai
3rd World Cup, Ronde van Drenthe
2014
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st MaillotCyan.PNG Overall BeNe Ladies Tour
1st Cholet Pays de Loire Dames
1st Trofeo Alfredo Binda
1st Le Samyn
1st Boels Rental Hills Classic
1st Stage 6 Holland Ladies Tour
2nd Overall UCI Women's Road World Cup
2nd Overall The Women's Tour
1st Stage 1
2nd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2nd Omloop van het Hageland
3rd UCI Road Race World Championships
3rd Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen)
3rd Emakumeen Saria
2015
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen[16]
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Lotto Belgium Tour
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
2nd Boels Rental Hills Classic
2nd GP de Plouay
3rd Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
3rd Le Samyn des Dames
2016
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Euskal Emakumeen XXIX Bira
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st MaillotSuecia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg Road Race, Olympic Games
2nd Tour of Flanders
3rd Strade Bianche

Results timelines[edit]

Grand Tour results timeline
Stage race 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Giro d'Italia Femminile 7 5 10
Stage race results timeline
Stage race 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin 13 17 3 Race did not exist
Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs Race did not exist 4 3 7 16 13
Tour of California Race did not exist 8
Emakumeen Euskal Bira 14 DNF 5 2 2 1 8 3 1
Giro del Trentino Alto Adige-Südtirol 2 6
The Women's Tour Race did not exist 2 4 8
Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen 6 5 DNF 1 3 1 1 9
Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour Race did not exist 3 6 1 7
Ladies Tour of Norway Race did not exist 6 7
Holland Ladies Tour 4 6 2 5 5 11
Giro della Toscana Int. Femminile 4 DNF
Classics results timeline
classic 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 3 40 1 1 3 2 14 11
Tour of Flanders 9 3 4 4 12 3 3 13 2
Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio 7 2 3 2 5 2 1 4
La Flèche Wallonne 12 2 3 2 9 5 11 10 7
Major championships timeline
Event 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Olympic Games Time trial Not held 21 Not held 14 Not held
Road race 2 6 2
World Championships Time trial 26 14 11 14 12 10 17
Road race 100 63 6 4 11 3 14 9 2 3 5 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Silver-Emma" kan byta till ny gren". Aftonbladet. 29 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Emma Johansson tog OS-silver i Rio". Expressen. 7 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 September 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2008.
  4. ^ "Ranking - Cycling - Road 2013 Women Elite UCI Ranking Individual: Final result". UCI. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Cooke wins women's road cycling race". Associated Press. 10 August 2008. Archived from the original on 12 August 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Tour of Flanders wins for Sagan and Armitstead - Weekend Wrap". Cyclingnews. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Johansson tops Vos in final Giro Donne stage". Cyclingnews. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  8. ^ Atkins, Ben; Decaluwé, Brecht. "Arndt takes the Flanders High Road". autobus.cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  9. ^ Atkins, Ben. "Britain's Cooke fulfils her Olympic destiny. Silver and bronze for Johansson and Guderzo". autobus.cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Stage 5 > Cosne-sur-Loire - Cosne-sur-Loire". Cyclingfever.com. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Trophée d'Or Féminin 2008". cyclingfever.com. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Cooke strikes gold again". VeloNews. 2008-09-27. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  13. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/johansson-joins-wiggle-honda-for-2016-season/
  14. ^ Johansson, Emma. "MEET MORRIS". emmajohansson.com. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  15. ^ Profile at Cycling Quotient
  16. ^ Gustav Sveidquist (23 July 2015). "Emma Johansson cyklade hem Thüringen runt" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. Retrieved 23 July 2015.

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