Zoe Bäckstedt keeps composed until finish line tears to take rainbow jersey as dad Magnus watches on from the booth

Bäckstedt reveals she had a slow puncture for the entire race

Zoe Backstedt
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There were emotional scenes for the Bäckstedt in Leuven and back home in the UK, as Zoe won the rainbow jersey in the women's junior road race while dad Magnus watched nervously from the Eurosport commentary booth.

“I’ve never cried so much after a race. I crossed the line and I realised I was world champion. It just means so much to me that I can wear this jersey next year,” Zoe said.

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