Elynor Bäckstedt arrived in Trek-Segafredo after successful years in the Junior ranks in both track and 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 the 2019 season with a bronze medal in the individual time trial at the Yorkshire Road World Championships – achieving a big goal in her home country on a course that did not suit her strengths. With no dedicated U23 teams or races in women’s cycling and no buffer for Junior riders jumping into elite racing, Elynor made the big step into the WorldTour with Trek-Segafredo in 2020 and certainly has the pedigree to handle it. 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. In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Elynor had little race opportunities, but look for this young talent to tear up the roads in 2021.

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If you were a brand, what would be your motto?

Just keep smiling.

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?

My Trek Madone.