Magnus Backstedt 2007

The big mystery back in July was why Sweden?s British-based Tour de France stage winner Magnus Backstedt rode in the Premier Calendar and didn't head for Paris with his Liquigas team-mates.

Ask Backstedt why and he will give you a straight answer: ?I don?t know.? But with some expert probing by CW, 32-year-old Backstedt finds something of an explanation for his absence from the Liquigas outfit.

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