The ever-consistent Emma Johansson sprinted to her fourth consecutive third place finish at Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo. Lead out by Loes Gunnewijk and Gracie Elvin, Johansson managed third in the field sprint that capped off an exhausting day of racing. Today’s podium marks Johansson’s third top-three at Drentse 8, the first of three Dutch races over four days in the Drenthe region.
"As for Emma, as you can imagine, she’s a bit frustrated with her string of third place finishes. She was third in Het Nieuwsblad when Tiff took the win. She was our best-placed rider in third at both Le Samyn and Hageland. Now, third again today. She’s happy with her form. She’s happy with how the team is coming together. She’s just frustrated to miss out on the win. Despite her frustration, she recognises that this was probably the team’s best race of the lot. We had a meeting before the start, and we pinpointed that last cobble section as an absolutely critical place to get organised. The team listened to what each other, and they did it perfectly. Today, we did absolutely everything we could. Emma did absolutely everything she could. There were no mistakes or bad luck. She just got beaten by two better sprinters in the end." - Sport Director Dave McPartland