I’ve been very excited about the Slipstream/Chipotle Professional Cycling Team, and not just because of their jerseys. Which, by the way, kick ass.
They’ve signed a lot of talent for next season. They got Dean, Millar, Zabriskie, and Vande Velde already.
And now they got Magnus Backstedt.
Magnus Backstedt has announced that he is the mysterious Paris-Roubaix winner signed by Jonathan Vaughters’ Team Slipstream for 2008. Vaughters’ announced to Cyclingnews last week that he had signed an active winner of the French classic, but refused to name which professional had signed with the squad.
“I feel that it is time for a new start and I am extremely attracted by the programme and values of Team Slipstream/Chipotle,” said Backstedt, reffering to the squad’s ethos of a doping-free environment. “Jonathan Vaughters and myself were team mates at Credit Agricole, as soon as I spoke with him regarding the possibility of me joining the team, I knew it was the right decision.”
“I think Slipstream/Chipotle will be a breath of fresh air for cycling,” said the 2004 Roubaix winner. “I’m sure we will get a ride in Paris Roubaix and we will be on the start line for the Tour de France. With the guys we have, I think we could do some damage in team time trials as well.”