Magnus has written on my magazines...

Recently retired top pro Magnus Backstedt popped into the office last week to deliver some coffee...

Well, kind of. The former Garmin Chipotle rider and Paris-Roubaix winner has quit the top end of the peloton to concentrate on his own development team Team Cyclesport Maximus. To fund the team he really has developed his own coffee - the Wales-based 'big Swede' is passionate about java and all the proceeds from sales of his exclusive Magnus Maximus blend will be percolated – see what I've done there? – back into the team.

Anyway, Magnus was kind enough to sign two copies of Cycling Plus 221 in which we looked at his Paris-Roubaix winning Bianchi Design Classic. First two Magnus fans to say hello below can get their very own signed copy...

Rob Spedding

Editor-in-Chief, Cycling Plus, Cycling Plus Magazine
Editor-in-chief Rob has been pedalling Cycling Plus since 2007. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. A former competitive runner, Rob has repeatedly threatened to become a competitive cyclist in every discipline from time-trailling to hill climbing to bike polo. We're still waiting.
  • Discipline: Road. Mainly commuting but with the occasional mountainous sportive that he'll complain about/fail to complete. Enjoys cake stops. Will never, ever do another triathlon after a bad experience in open water.
  • Preferred Terrain: Gently undulated roads – he's more of a rouleur. Likes gravel.
  • Current Bikes: BMC Alpenchallenge, Viner Perfecta, BMC Granfondo GF0, anything shiny that Warren Rossiter will allow him to ride
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Specialissima, Raleigh Banana
  • Beer of Choice: Innis and Gunn Original
  • Location: Bath, UK
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