Elynor Bäckstedt, 18, is stepping into the elite ranks this year with Trek-Segafredo. She's a talented cyclist on the track as well as the road: in 2019 she won Gent-Wevelgem, collected two golds and a silver at the European Track Championships, and two silvers and a bronze at the Junior Track World Championships. She ended her season with a bronze medal in the time trial at the Yorkshire Road World Championships. With no specific U23 teams or races in women’s cycling, there is nothing to buffer Junior riders from jumping into elite racing, but Elynor certainly has the pedigree to handle the big step. Her father Magnus Bäckstedt is a former Tour de France stage winner and won the 2004 edition of Paris Roubaix, and her mother Megan Hughes is a former British national road champion.

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