Magnus Backstedt announces retirement


Magnus Backstedt, former winner of Paris-Roubaix and a stage in the Tour de France, has announced his retirement.

The 38 year-old Swede, nicknamed "Big Maggy", waved goodbye to cycling for the second time at the Canary Wharf round of the Tour Series on Thursday evening where, riding for his MG-Maxifuel team, he rode two laps at the head of the race.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.