Zoe Bäckstedt out of British National Cyclocross Championships following Covid positive

She will instead be isolating at home with her whole family, who have all tested positive

Zoe Bäckstedt
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Zoe Bäckstedt has been forced to miss the British National Cyclocross Championships this weekend after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 17-year-old would have been one of the favourites on the start line in both the U23 and elite women's categories for the competition in Crawley, West Sussex, but will now isolate at home with her family, who have all tested positive too.

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