Barker's unexpected silver medal Worlds ride

Elinor Barker, silver medallist, junior women's time trial, Road World Championships 2011

Elinor Barker from Wales won a silver medal in the junior time trial this morning. The attention was on Hannah Barnes to win Great Britain's first medal in the World Championships in Copenhagen, but 17-year-old Barker came through instead.

"I didn't expect to do that well," Barker told Cycling Weekly. "When I stopped and they told me I was the leader, I said, 'No, you're joking!' I thought I'd come 11th and there was a mix up."

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