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.
Backstedt, 17, was fighting for the top spot out on the road but eventually finished 10 seconds down on the race winner, with a nail-biting moment threatening to end her race early as she fought to keep the bike upright. Speaking after the race, she said: “I wasn’t really expecting this. Obviously I wanted to win, like everyone does, but on a course like this you never really know what can happen. It’s quite slippery out there and I nearly didn’t make it round, but I’m absolutely over the moon”.