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Backstedt To Ride BEC CC Hill Climb

Liquigas star Magnus Backstedt will give the fans from his adopted home a chance to see him in action when he takes on the BEC CC hill climb on the Sunday 22nd October. Backstedt, who finished his road season with the Vuelta Espana, enjoyed three weeks of 'rest' which included riding Paris Tours, and is now into his track season preparation. Backstedt is using the hill climb as preparation for the track World Cup. "Yes its an unusual one for me, but very similar to the track efforts that I'm doing at the moment. I love these sort of events - there is a good quality field so it should be quite a challenge."

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.