Elinor Barker reveals endometriosis struggle which left her 'on the floor' in pain

The Olympic and World champion sought surgery for the condition after years of pain

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World and Olympic champion Elinor Barker has revealed a long term struggle with pain caused by the condition endometriosis.

The 24-year-old says she sought help a year and a half before the Rio Olympics, and was diagnosed with the condition in 2018.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.