Elynor Backstedt: British cyclist breaks leg in training crash

British cyclist Elynor Backstedt taking part in the women's junior time trial at the 2019 Road World Championships
Elynor Backstedt's father Magnus won Paris-Roubaix in 2004

British cyclist Elynor Backstedt has broken her leg in a training crash.

The Welsh 18-year-old suffered a spiral fracture of the tibia on Sunday while mountain biking with her family close to their home in South Wales.

Her team Trek-Segafredo said she was discharged from hospital on Monday and a decision on whether surgery is necessary will be made later in the week.

"I'm currently still in a lot of pain and discomfort," said Backstedt.

"However, I'm super happy to be back home with my family and my boyfriend."

Backstedt, who won women's junior time trial bronze at the 2019 Road World Championships, is in her debut season as a professional.

She had only competed in two races in Belgium, where she is based, before the season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The women's World Tour is set to resume with Strade Bianche on 1 August, running until the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta on 6-8 November.