Junior racer Elynor Bäckstedt survives gruelling edition of Tour de Yorkshire

The 17-year-old finished in 35th place overall in a gruelling edition of the stage race

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Elynor Bäckstedt finished the Tour de Yorkshire in a very respectable 35th place. The two day HC stage race was her first senior event and she completed it on junior gears. Coming off the back of a successful spring campaign having won two Nations Cup races, she took the step up in her stride.

“I just want to try and get round in the best shape possible,” she said ahead of the final stage to Scarborough that blew the race to pieces and saw just 78 riders finish the race.

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