Elynor stepped into the WorldTour with Lidl-Trek in 2020 at just 18 years old. She was immediately up to the task, which was no surprise given her lineage: Her father, Magnus Bäckstedt, is a former Tour de France stage winner who also won the 2004 edition of Paris Roubaix, and her mother, Megan Hughes, is a former British national road champion. A strong rouleur and time trialist, Elynor strutted her talents in the prologue of the 2022 Lotto Belgium Tour with a second-place finish behind teammate and world time trial champion Ellen van Dijk.

Date of birth


United Kingdom
Lidl-Trek / Women
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What was the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome?

The biggest obstacle that I’ve had to ever come was after getting hit by a car. I had a concussion for a long time. I also struggled with confidence when riding on the road so it was hard both physically and mentally.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

I can sleep anywhere!

Tell us about your greatest cycling achievement.

I would say my greatest cycling achievement would be getting on the podium at the Yorkshire World Championships time trial. It wasn’t the result that I had hoped for, however, the course was not suited to me at all, and I had so much pressure leading into it.

What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

The new Speed Concept.