Zoe Bäckstedt - British racing's superstar in the making

Meet the bright young thing from south Wales setting the junior scene alight

Zoe Bäckstedt Feb 2022
(Image credit: Olly Curtis)

This interview with the 2022 Junior Women's World Time Trail Champion originally appeared in the 24 March 2022 issue of Cycling Weekly magazine.

“I can’t do serious when everyone is looking at me,” says Zoe Bäckstedt as Cycling Weekly photographer Olly asks her to do a more mean face. “I can do fun,” she adds. Pretty soon there’s going to be a lot of people looking at her because if there’s one thing that is apparent after an hour in Bäckstedt’s company it’s that she’s every inch a superstar in waiting.

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