Monday, 29 August 2011

Team UK Youth Ride for #SIMONSTRONG

Former Tour de France stage winner and Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt is a giant of a man, not just in physical stature but in leadership terms too.  Yesterday, he sported a message of support for Simon Richardson on his helmet, whilst racing in the Premier Calender Twinings Pro-Am.

Big Maggy as he is known is a close friend of Simon and Amanda Richardson.  Despite having his own personal battle with losing his mother recently, Magnus has continued to show his support for Simon, from day one. I think that shows real strength of character and it's no surprise to me that this character took him to win one of the hardest one day classic races in calender, Paris - Roubaix.

Big Maggy supporting #SIMONSTRONG
Note to Press; Simon Richardson is a double-gold Paralympic cyclist.  On the track in Bejing 2008 he won the LC3/4 1km time trial and 3km individual pursuit. He also claimed a silver in the road time trial and assisted team mate Darren Kenny to victory in the road race.  Further details can be found on his Wikipedia page.

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