Zoe Bäckstedt Wales

Zoe Bäckstedt signed a three-year deal with CANYON//SRAM Racing that sees her join for the upcoming 2023/2024 cyclo-cross season.

A multi-disciplinary racer, Zoe will continue to split her time between road, cyclo-cross and track throughout her contract.

Zoe says, “I’m excited about the opportunities at CANYON//SRAM Racing. I will get to race with a strong squad and have the freedom to race in any discipline I want to, as well. The team has made a lot of developments in the last year, and you can see that on and off the bike. I really like this; it helped my decision as I like to have a good structure around me. Plus, the bikes and kit are pretty cool!”

“I believe I will bring to CANYON//SRAM Racing some more good tunes to the pre-race playlist, my love for the sport and just the fact I’m happy to be at a bike race with my teammates.”

Even at 18 years old, Zoe boasts a golden palmares. In 2022, she started the year by winning the 2021-2022 Junior Cyclo-cross World Champion title. She then added to this by holding the Junior World Champion titles in Road, ITT, and Madison, all in the same year. This came on the back of the Junior Road World Champion title a year prior and a host of European and national titles. Moving to the U23 ranks in cyclo-cross last winter, Zoe already took a silver medal at the World Championships in Hoogerheide.

The current elite women’s British Cyclo-cross National Champion said she wanted to be a cyclist since age 10. But turning pro only became a more realistic goal after the junior world championships in Leuven in 2021.

“For the rest of 2023, I will be focussing a lot on the cyclo-cross season as I’m a second-year U23 rider, and I’d like to chase after the World Cups as much as possible. My goals beyond that are developing as a rider, especially in the next couple of years while I’m still young, and from then on, trying to get some results and just having fun in the process!”



  • Silver medal UCI U23  Cyclo-Cross World Championships
  • British Elite Women Cyclo-Cross National Champion
  • 2nd place, Nommay cyclo-cross
  • 4th place, Gavere cyclo-cross 
  • 4th place, Besançon cyclo-cross 
  • Leader youth classification three stages, Simac Ladies Tour, WWT
  • 3rd place stage, Simac Ladies Tour, WWT
  • 9th place stage, Simac Ladies Tour, WWT
  • UCI Junior Road World Champion, Wollongong
  • UCI Junior ITT World Champion, Wollongong
  • UCI Junior Madison World Champion, Tel Aviv
  • UCI Junior Cyclo-cross World Champion, Hoogerheide
  • Winner general classification, Watersley Challenge Juniors
  • Winner mountain classification, Watersley Challenge Juniors
  • 3 x stage winner, Watersley Challenge Juniors
  • Winner Ronde van Vlaanderen Juniors 
  • British Junior ITT National Champion 
  • British Junior Road National Champion 
  • Winner Puivelde
  • Winner general classification, Omloop Borsele Juniors
  • Winner points classification, Omloop Borsele Juniors
  • Winner sprint classification, Omloop Borsele Juniors
  • 2 x stage winner, Omloop Borsele Juniors
  • 3rd place Gullegem cyclo-cross
  • UEC cyclo-cross junior champion 
  • Winner general classification, U6 Cycle Tour
  • Winner points classification, U6 Cycle Tour
  • Winner youth classification, U6 Cycle Tour
  • 6 x stage winner, U6 Cycle Tour
  • UCI Junior Road World Champion, Leuven
  • Silver medal, UCI Junior ITT World Championships, Leuven
  • UEC Individual Pursuit champion
  • UEC Madison champion
  • British Junior Individual Pursuit champion
  • British Junior Madison champion
  • Winner youth classification, Watersley Challenge Juniors
  • Stage winner, Watersley Challenge Juniors
  • British Junior ITT National Champion 
  • Winner general classification, Junior Women Tour of Yorkshire
  • Stage winner, Junior Women Tour of Yorkshire
  • 2nd stage, Junior Women Tour of Yorkshire
  • Winner Essen cyclo-cross
  • Winner Stockholm cyclo-cross
  • Winner Täby Park cyclo-cross
  • 2nd overall, UCI Cyclo-Cross Junior World Cup
  • Winner UCI Cyclo-Cross Junior World Cup


UCI Women's Worldteam

With fifteen riders from nine different countries, Women’s World Tour team CANYON//SRAM Racing is the home of a diverse group of highly ambitious women who are willing to invest in their future and the future of cycling by breaking new grounds and constantly challenging themselves and their competitors. 


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