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Emma Johansson

Rider Information:

Date of Birth: 23/09/1983

Place of Birth: Sollefteå, Sweden

Disciplines: Road, Cyclocross

Rider Bio:

Twelve times Swedish National Champion Emma Johansson is one of the new signings of the Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling team for 2016.  Born on 23 September 1983, the 32 year old from Solleftea, Sweden, has a very impressive palmares and is one of the most respectable athletes in the peloton. Johansson’s longevity in the sport is a testament to her exceptional capabilities and is capable of achieving results on a large variety of terrain.

Next to her Twelve national titles Johansson Johansson won a lot of races but her most remarkable results where winning the Thüringen Rundfahrt (3x), the Omloop het Nieuwsblad (2x), Trofeo Binda (2014), finishing on the podium of a World Championships (3x) and winning a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 finishing second behind Nicole Cooke. But above all Johansson collected a lot of second and thirds in World Cup races like Fleche Wallonne, Trofeo Binda, GP Plouay, Vargarda and the Tour of Flanders. Due to her consistency Johansson belongs to the World top for a few years now given the fact she was the Nr. 1 on the UCI list in 2013.

Johansson who recently announced that 2016 will be her last full season as an active professional cyclist started her pro career in 2006 with the Spanish Bizkaia-Durango team. Living in Zingem (Belgium) or Vestskogen, Norway together with husband former pro Martin Vestby Johansson rode for a number of teams over the years including Vlaanderen-Caprisonne (2007), AA Drink (2008), Red Sun (2009, 2010), Hitec Products (2011, 2012) and the past three years with the Australian Orica-AIS team.

Johansson started out as a talented cross-country skier but at the age of thirteen she discovered the thrills of mountainbiking. She immediately realised that it was the perfect sport for her and she attended the Cycling school of Skara for 4 years. Because most of the training was on the road, road racing soon became her main sport. After she graduated from cycling school she decided to become a professional cyclist. She moved to Spain for 4 months. Initally things did not turn out the way she wanted too but in the end it led to her first pro contract with the Bizkaia-Durango team.

Emma’s all-round talent on different type of terrains coupled with her determination and selfless devotion makes her an indispensable member of the team. It is no surprise that the Olympics in Rio is one of the main targets for 2016.


Swedish National TT Champion 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Swedish National Road Champion 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Swedish National CX Champion 2014
Trophee D’Or: 2008, 2010
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: 2010, 2011
Thüringen Rundfahrt: 2011, 2013, 2015
Emakumeen Bira: 2013
2nd 2008 Olympic Games Road Race
3rd World Championships Road Race: 2010, 2014
2nd 2013 World Championships Road Race


Twitter:  @emmaprocyclist

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