Swedish champion Magnus Backstedt is back on track at Revolution on October
20th and the Liquigas pro has big ambitions for the season ahead.
Backstedt missed out on the track action last year following a horrific crash
in training at the Newport Velodrome. In a freak accident he touched wheels
during a Madison change with compatriot Freddie Johansson and hit the deck hard
breaking a collarbone and severely displacing his shoulder. The injury put him
out of action for several months but this season he is back and looking forward
to a return to Revolution,
"I’m really looking forward to getting back to Manchester and the Revolution
Series. I missed all last winter through injury and it will be fantastic to
show off my Swedish national champions colours to a crowd who always treat me
as one of their own.”
Backstedt is better known as a road rider with a win at Paris-Roubaix under
his belt but this season he has clear objectives on the track with his sights
set on the Beijing Olympics next year,
“My main goal this winter is to qualify for the Beijing Olympics next
year on the track. Coming out of the Tour of Spain, Revolution will be perfect
to get my track legs back for the first two World Cups."
Joining Backstedt will be fellow Liquigas team mate Francesco Chicchi. Chicchi
has already tasted victory on British soil taking victory in stage 1 of the
Tour of Britain in 2006 so he will be a tough opponent for the British track
specialists. The Italian sprinter has plenty of experience on the track and
is planning on making a competitive return this season so Revolution will be
the perfect place to put his sprinting skills to the test.
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