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Zoe Backstedt


Junior World Champion

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I was born into a family of cycling pedigree - my dad, Magnus won the Paris-Roubaix in 2004, in addition to stage wins in both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, and Mum competed for Wales at the Commonwealth Games. No surprise that my sister and I took to the pedals, with Elynor currently riding in the professional peloton for Trek Segafredo.


Since I got into cycling, I have tried all disciplines, spreading my skills on the track, road and in the mud for cyclocross.


Success on the road has been very exciting, winning the Junior World Champs Road Race and ITT in Wollongong in 2022. It’s an honour to wear the rainbow colours, which inspire me every time I go out on my bike.


2022 saw a win at the World Cyclocross Junior Champs in Fayetteville and I am the current Elite British National Champion. I can't get enough of cyclocross over the winter and won silver at the U23 World Cyclocross Champs at the start of 2023.


I enjoyed racing on the road with my new team, EF Education-TIBCO-SVB for the latter part of 2022 where I was a stagiaire, and I am riding for them in 2023. It's incredible to be a part of the professional peloton, looking ahead to my future career and family success doing what I love. 


On the track, I am current Junior World Champion in the Madison, three times European Junior Champion, and hold a Junior World Record for the Individual Pursuit.

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Image Credit: SW Pix



Zoe Backstedt - Credit: SW Pix

“I’ve never cried so much after a race. I crossed the line and I realised I was Junior World Champion.
It meant so much to me that I could wear the rainbow jersey.”

Image Credit: SW Pix





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