Date of Birth: 24/10/1988
Place of Birth: Örebro, Sweden
Emilia Fahlin was born on the 24th October 1988 in Örebro, Sweden. Fahlin is a renowned rider given her long state of duty in professional cycling which started with the T-Mobile women’s team in 2007. Fahlin stayed with the team through its transition into Highroad, Colombia, and HTC, then stayed with the majority of its riders in the formation of Team Specialized-Lululemon. She has been riding for Hitec Products in 2013 before switching to Wiggle High5 (Wiggle Honda before) in 2015. After one season with Ale Cipollini in 2016, Fahlin will return to Wiggle High5 for the 2017 season.
The 25 year old Swede has accumulated an impressive list of national titles in her professional career thus far with three time trial and two road titles. Next to that she claimed four stages in the 2011 Tour de L’Ardeche and several wins in the American domestic scene over the years including a stage in the prestigious Nature Valley Grand Prix, the Amgen Tour of California Women’s critérium and a stage in the Redlands Bicycle Classic. But her biggest win to date was last August when she won the World Tour race in Vargarda on home soil in a sprint from a small break.
Emilia is an excellent allrounder, capable of achieving results on a large variety of terrain. Arguably her greatest strength is her tireless support for her teammates, however, contributing a great deal to the successes of others. Her abilities and strengths will make her an indispensable member of Wiggle High5 in 2017.
2016 Open de Suede Vargarda (World Tour)
2009, 2010, 2011 Swedish ITT National Champion
2010, 2013 Swedish Road National Champion
2011 4 stages Tour de L’Ardeche
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