Elynor Backstedt signs first professional contract with Trek-Segafredo

The Brit signs a three year deal after a successful week at the World Championships in Yorkshire

Elynor Backstedt (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Elynor Backstedt has signed her first professional contract with Trek-Segafredo.

The Brit will step up to the top tier of women's cycling with a three-year contract, and will race alongside the likes of compatriot Lizzie Deignan, Elisa Longo Borghini and Ellen van Dijk.

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