Elinor Barker: Empowered and supported in journey to motherhood

Elinor Barker (Great Britain) celebrates after winning Women's Points Race at 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Elinor Barker (Great Britain) celebrates after winning Women's Points Race at 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships (Image credit: Getty Images)

Elinor Barker learned of her pregnancy while competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games, where she secured the silver medal in the Team Pursuit, and amid contract negotiations with the soon-to-be-launched new women's team Uno-X in 2022. 

The former Olympic gold medallist and five-time World Champion said her pregnancy has been a life-changing experience, full of new emotions and unknowns, but one thing she can be confident of is that her career as a professional cyclist is not in jeopardy.  

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