Open de Suède Vargarda - WC - Race Overview

Swedish champion Emma Johansson has finished tenth at her home race, the Vargarda World Cup this afternoon.

The 30-year-old had high hopes in front of her local crowd, but was isolated in the final after the ORICA-AIS outfit missed the day’s main break.

Having sacrificing teammates on the front of the peloton to pull the break back, Johansson was left alone to cover the countless moves on the final of twelve laps but in the end was no match against the stronger numbers of rival teams. Chantal Blaak (SLU) won the race from a late escape group of three.

“Emma (Johansson) did a really good job trying to cover as much as she could in the final lap,” sport director Gene Bates said.

Read the full race report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Chantal Blaak (NED) - Specialized - lululemon 3:26:22
2 Amy Pieters (NED) - Team Giant-Shimano ST
3 Roxane Knetemann (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team ST
4 Marianne Vos (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:00:05
5 Kirsten Wild (NED) - Team Giant-Shimano ST
6 Lisa Brennauer (GER) - Specialized - lululemon ST
7 Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team ST
8 Elisabeth Armitstead (GBR) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
9 Lucinda Brand (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team ST
10 Emma Johansson (SWE) - Orica - AIS 0:00:05
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Emma Johansson (SWE) - Orica - AIS 0:00:05
37 Shara Gillow (AUS) - Orica - AIS 0:02:21
70 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - Orica - AIS 0:10:56