Road World Championships 2021 - 'Tears running down my face' - Magnus Backstedt on comms after daughter Zoe wins gold
Zoe Backstedt secured gold in the Women’s junior road race at the World Championships. It left her father Magnus, on commentary for Eurosport, in tears in a hugely emotional moment. You can watch the 2021 UCI Road World Championships live and ad-free on the Eurosport app and Eurosport.co.uk. Download the Eurosport app for iOS and Android now.
'Tears running down my face' - Magnus Backstedt on Eurosport comms after daughter Zoe wins gold
Zoe Backstedt claimed a stunning gold in the women’s junior road race at the World Championships in Flanders, and it left her father, former pro-cyclist Magnus Backstedt, in tears on commentary for Eurosport.
The 17-year-old rider made a move on the third lap of the five-lap 15km Leuven circuit along with USA’s Kaia Schmid.
Backstedt and Schmid worked together and had over a minute’s advantage on the final lap, leaving the GB rider the opportunity to sprint to a stunning victory to claim gold.