I interviewed Emma a few times back in 2009, when I had time to write about women’s cycling. On one occasion she called me back from a train in Switzerland, apologised for missing my call – she was in the lab doing PhD work after training – then proceeded to give a wonderful interview that was honest and engaging.
Most importantly for the time-pressed journalist, she always gave interviews that made the story easy to write – strong quotes, clear responses, thoughtful views.
I’ll miss that. But not as much as I’ll miss her brilliant riding.