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Backstedt returns to the road

Magnus Backstedt (l) with his Cyclesport.se-Magnus Maximus Coffee team

Magnus Backstedt (l) with his Cyclesport.se-Magnus Maximus Coffee team (Image credit: Daniel Schamps)

Having retired from professional cycling during the 2008 season, 2004 Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt made a return to the road last Sunday in the Prix de la Ville de Nogent-sur-Oise.

The big Swede rode the race for Cyclesport.se-Magnus Maximus Coffee.com, having managed the same outfit at the La Boucle de l'Artois held the previous day. He apparently "suffered in every part of his body" in his first professional-level road race for almost a year.

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