24 September 2004
Though just 18-years-old, Zoe Bäckstedt has already built up a remarkable palmarès. At the 2022 World Championships in Wollongong, Australia, she won the junior time trial in a commanding fashion, edging out her nearest rival by over 90 seconds on the 14.1-kilometer course. Just a few days later, on her 18th birthday no less, she successfully defended her title as junior road race world champion.
Her Wollongong results, in addition to her titles of world champion in the Madison and cyclocross, make her the first rider in the history of professional cycling to hold four world champion titles simultaneously.
Zoe joined EF Education-TIBCO-SVB mid-way through 2022. This is her first season in the WorldTour. She will race both cyclocross and on the road as part of the EF Education-TIBCO-SVB outfit.
In her first race in pink, she helped the squad win the opening team time trial and wore the best young rider’s jersey for the following stage.
Bikes have been part of Zoe’s family for as long as she can remember. She grew up juggling netball, tennis, and cycling and ultimately opted to stick with cycling when training sessions began to overlap.
Outside of cycling, Zoe’s main passions are following Formula 1 and binge watching Marvel and Avengers films.
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What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
Sea salt caramel