Elinor Barker's 'stunning' performance helps net two world titles

Elinor Barker and Jessie Walker, World Champs 2012

Elinor Barker handled the pressure to deliver Great Britain two World Championship gold medals last week in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. She took the junior time trial title herself and then led Lucy Garner to another in the junior road race.

"Pressure? For sure. Oh god, yeah" she told Cycling Weekly. "We were so nervous, but you had to say that everyone was more scared of us than we are of them. We came into the race with two world champs and come out of it with two world champs."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.