Trek-Segafredo rider Elynor Backstedt breaks leg in training
24th May 2020

World championship bronze medallist Elynor Backstedt’s debut World Tour season has suffered a huge setback after she broke her leg in a training accident on Sunday.

The 18-year-old Pontypridd-born rider is expected to need surgery after suffering a spiral fracture of the tibia in a crash.

Her Trek-Segafredo team said in a tweet: “We are sad to report that @EBackstedt6 crashed earlier today and suffered a spiral fracture of the tibia. Elynor is expected to undergo surgery tonight. We will update with more information when possible. We’re all hoping for her quick recovery.”

We are sad to report that @EBackstedt6 crashed earlier today and suffered a spiral fracture of the tibia. Elynor is expected to undergo surgery tonight. We will update with more information when possible.

We’re all hoping for her quick recovery. pic.twitter.com/s5OeYtwqZ3

The team later indicated surgery would not take place on Sunday night. No further details of the incident, which occurred in the UK, have been made available.

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