Magnus Backstedt

Magnus Backstedt will return to racing in 2011 heading up a new team that will carry the name of the charity for which he is vice-president. Team UK Youth will ride in the Premier Calendar series in the UK and Backstedt says, "we'll try to get in the Tour Series too".

The Swedish winner of the 2004 Paris-Roubaix became involved with UK Youth during the summer, when he helped its president, the ex-Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell and his sons Greg and Leo prepare for and complete a round-Britain bike ride to raise funds and the charity's profile. Now he has taken on a bigger role with the charity, which sees cycling as an excellent vehicle to spread the word about their work.

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