Elynor Backstedt: ‘On a course like this you never know what can happen – I almost didn’t make it round’

The Brit secured a podium finish in the junior time trial at the Yorkshire 2019 World Championships.

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Elynor Backstedt was overjoyed with her bronze medal ride in the junior time trial at the Yorkshire 2019 World Championships, after she narrowly avoided a major spill.

The Brit was the favourite to take the TT world title in Harrogate following her dominant season in the junior ranks.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.