Generation Next: Elynor Backstedt – the cyclist overcoming horrific injuries in her bid to be a star


Elynor Backstedt, 19, is one of Great Britain’s rising stars in road cycling, but she has had to overcome a catalogue of horrific injuries in her bid to be the next big thing.

The world junior bronze medallist tells BBC Sport about putting her body on the line and her dream of winning Paris-Roubaix, just like her father did.

READ MORE: ‘My parents are my icons’ – Backstedt

BBC Sport’s new series – ‘Generation Next’ – follows a group of inspirational young athletes, from a diverse range of backgrounds and sports, as they bid to become our next sporting superstars.

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