Backstedt back on the bike after months in leg cast and orthopaedic boot

Elynor Backstedt
Elynor Backstedt (Image credit: Getty Images)

Elynor Backstedt (Trek-Segafredo) has resumed light training after sending five months in a full leg cast followed by an orthopaedic boot to correct a spiral fracture sustained in a crash while mountain biking in May. 

In an interview with Cyclingnews, the 18-year-old said she still has some pain when rotating her foot to clip in and out of her pedals, and walks with a slight limp, but that she is otherwise healing well and looking forward to getting back to racing bikes in 2021.

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.