Zoe Bäckstedt obliterates all competition to become British female national cyclocross champion

After overcoming a difficult start, Cameron Mason destroyed the field to take the men’s title

Zoe Backstedt
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Zoe Bäckstedt annihilated all competition to become British female elite national cyclocross champion and under 23 champion in Milnthorpe this afternoon. 

As she sprinted away from the start line, Bäckstedt didn’t look back and soon opened up a huge lead leaving her fellow competitors to scrap for second and third from the start.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.