Zoe Backstedt

Cyclist (road, track and cyclocross): 2019 National Youth and Junior Champion in five disciplines, European Youth Olympics – Gold in time trial and road race

Born: Pontypridd

Date of birth: 24th September 2004

Lives & trains: Pontyclun/ Cardiff

Team: Tormans-Acrog CX


Zoe is a force to be reckoned with, and a young star who is leading the ranks in competition, spreading her skills by cycling across various disciplines of track, road and cyclocross. At just 15 years old, Zoe achieved some impressive results over the 2019 season, with further hopes for years to come and to be a professional in the future.

Born into a family with cycling pedigree, Zoe is sister to rising star Elynor Backstedt and her father, Magnus won the Paris-Roubaix classic in 2004, in addition to stage wins in both the Tour de France and Giro D’Italia, whilst her mother, Megan, competed for Wales at the Commonwealth Games – so it’s no surprise she has taken to the pedals!

Zoe is very excited to be riding for the Tormans-Acrog CX team for the 2020 season and enjoying racing again. 

Notable results in 2020 season:



1st – National Champs

Notable results in 2019 season:


National Youth and Junior Championships

1st – Individual Pursuit U17

1st – Points Race U17

1st – Madison Junior, with sister Elynor Backstedt

1st – Madison U17

1st – Road Race U17


European Youth Olympics (Baku)

1st – Road Race

1st – Time Trial


Gent- Wevelgem

1st – U17 Women


U6 Cycletour Elite (Sweden)

1st GC

2 x stage wins

3 x 2nd place



1st – National Champs 

1st - National Cyclocross Trophy (U16 Girls)

7 x International wins – U17 Girls

1 x 2nd place – Junior Women #Helen100 DVV Trophy

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