"I’d call the course moderately technical, but with the rain we had this evening, the course was made to be super technical. Everyone raced in the rain, but it was coming down really heavy for the last 15 or so riders. Emma [Johansson] caught the full brunt of that. I don’t suppose it made much of a difference because everyone rode in terrible conditions."
— ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : In His Own Words: Sport Director Dave McPartland on Elsy Jacobs Prologue
Twitter / Emma Johansson
Good luck in Luxembourg, Emma!
"“The lead in to the Mur de Huy was perfect with Shara, Spratty and Tiff on the front,” said Johansson. “I was feeling confident because I could start the climb at my pace and dictate how fast we’d go. At 150 metres to go I could feel riders behind me breathing down my neck. I knew I couldn’t wait any longer and tried to go faster. Vos kicked off the sprint and I tried to stand up to go with her and the others, but I was parked. Today there were four others who were better than me.”"
— ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : ORICA-AIS Put Two in La Flèche Wallonne World Cup Top Ten
"“As always we have a very strong team at the start and together we can make the race hard for the rest,” proclaimed Johansson. “Me, Tiff [Tiffany Cromwell] and Shara [Gillow] are the stronger climbers and the other three have other strengths…Say no more, the rest you will have to see on TV or out on the road.”"
ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : ORICA-AIS Prepares for La Flèche Wallonne Féminine WC
Typically fun race preview, from ORICA
"We’re still struggling to shake off winter in Europe, but the peloton battled through the cold and rain, with two major races this weekend, despite the awful weather. Sarah Connolly reports."
Racing round-up: a weekend of treacherous conditions – Total Women’s Cycling
My race report on the Trofeo Alfredo Binda World Cup and the women’s Gent-Wevelgem. I get very excited about it all - please click through and read it!