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Zoe Bäckstedt signs with EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

Zoe Bäckstedt signs with EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

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Zoe Bäckstedt has signed a full-time WorldTour contract with EF Education-TIBCO-SVB.

The 17-year-old will race both road and cyclocross for the American team. Bäckstedt already signed as a stagiaire for the team at the start of August.

Bäckstedt’s father, Magnus, raced for the SlipStream organization back in 2o08, but it’s his daughter Zoe who has been making headlines in the last few years as a hugely talented all-rounder.

“My dad [Magnus Bäckstedt] won Paris-Roubaix so for as long as I can remember, he’s ridden a bike. My mum [Megan Hughes] was the British national champion in the road race and has a track bronze medal in the sprint as a junior. My sister has Worlds medals and now rides in the WorldTour. Cycling is in my blood,” she said in a press release issued by her new team.

“My dad always says that when I was little, I used to always go down to the local velodrome when my sister was training and I’d be like, ‘Ugh, I don’t want to ride.’ But he’d take my bike anyway. I’d see someone my age riding around the track and I’d say, ‘Dad! Dad! I want my bike!’ He’d go and get it and then basically I’d jump on the bike, sprint one lap, make sure I passed them, get off the bike, and then stand on the […]

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