Zoe Bäckstedt: Winning races will be 'virtually impossible' next season

The 18-year-old is looking forward to finding her feet on the women's WorldTour

Zoe Bäckstedt at the World Championships 2022
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Quadruple junior world champion Zoe Bäckstedt believes it will be “virtually impossible” for her to continue her winning ways next season, when she steps up to the women’s WorldTour for the first time. 

The 18-year-old will join the senior ranks with EF Education-TIBCO-SVB in 2023, having signed a professional contract with the American team back in August. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.