By Tomas Nilsson
The Swedish Cycling federation has announced its team for the World Championships in Varese, Italy this month. The nation's hopes are high for more medals in Italy, after the success at the Beijing Olympic Games in China where it took home two silver medals.
Female star riders Emma Johansson (AA-Drink Cycling Team) and Susanne Ljungskog (Team Flexpoint) will ride the time trail as well as the road race with four helpers in the latter: Karin Aune (Team Uniqa), Sara Mustonen (Team Cmax Dila), Marie Lindberg (Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung) and Emilia Fahlin (Team Columbia Women).
Sweden is entitled to three riders in the men's road race and will field Thomas Lövkvist (Team Columbia), Marcus Ljungqvist (CSC - Saxo Bank) and Gustav Larsson (CSC - Saxo Bank).
Gustav will also ride the TT with amateur Fredrik Ericsson (Cykelcity.se), who won the Swedish TT Championship and now is a trainee with Team Pezula.
The Under 23 team consists of Andreas Lindèn (Borås CA), Patrik Morèn (Cyclefactory.com - Vallentuna) and Johan Lindgren (Cykelcity.se), with the latter also riding the TT.