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Elinor Barker

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Elinor Barker

Revised: February 2015

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DOB
07/09/1994
From
Cardiff
Based
Manchester
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About Elinor

Elinor started cycling when she was a youngster having seen the Maindy Flyers in action on the way to a swimming class.

She soon showed she had talent, winning countless national titles before going on to medal at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships, with silver in the junior women's time-trial. In 2012, Elinor won the gold medal in the same event making her a world champion.

In 2012 at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow, Elinor stepped up to the challenge of riding the team pursuit with Olympic champions Laura Trott and Dani King to win the gold.

In February 2013, in her debut elite UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk, Elinor won the gold medal once again alongside Dani King and Laura Trott.

At the 2013 UEC European Track Championships in Apeldoorn, Elinor, along with Laura Trott, Dani King and Katie Archibald won team pursuit gold and also set the new world record in a time of of 4:26.556.

Barker went on to break that record two more times at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester in November, posting a time of 4:19.604, this time with Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott.

At the second round of the world cup in Mexico, Barker, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Katie Archibald set a world record in the final ride vs Canada with a time of 4:16.552 to win gold.

Elinor went on to become world champion again in the team pursuit at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Elinor took the silver medal in the points race for Wales, narrowly beaten in the final sprint by Laura Trott. Elinor also won the bronze medal in the scratch race. At the 2014 European Track Championships in Guadaloupe, Elinor retained her European title in the team pursuit and a couple of weeks later she won the team pursuit in the first round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico. The second round of the Track World Cup, which took place in London, saw Elinor once again victorious in the team pursuit event and she also added a bronze medal to the tally in the points race.

At the 2015 UCI Track World Championships in Paris, Great Britain's run of dominance in the team pursuit ended as Elinor and the team picked up the silver medal, losing out to Australia in the final who set the new world record as well as winning the gold medal.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2015

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Paris (UK)

Silver, Team pursuit

 

2014

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, London (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Guadalajara (Mexico)

Gold, Team pursuit

UEC European Track Championships, Guadaloupe

Gold, Team pursuit

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (UK)

Silver, Points race
Bronze, scratch race

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Cali (Colombia)

Gold, Team pursuit

 

2013

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Aguascalientes (Mexico)

Gold, Team pursuit,
Silver, Individual pursuit

UCI Track World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit

UEC European Track Championships, Apeldoorn (Netherlands)

Gold Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Minsk (Belarus)

Gold, Team pursuit


2012

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Glasgow (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Cali (Colombia)

Silver, Team pursuit (with Team USN)

UCI Road World Championships, Limburg (Netherlands)

Gold, Time-trial (Junior)

UCI Junior Track World Championships, Invercargill (New Zealand)

Silver, Omnium
Silver, Individual pursuit
Bronze, Team pursuit

European Junior and U23 Track Championships, Portugal

Gold, Team Pursuit (Junior)
Gold, Individual Pursuit (Junior)


2011

UCI Road World Championships, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Silver, Time-trial (Junior)

TEAM JERSEY 15/16

Team Jersey 15/16

TRACK WORLDS 2016

Track Worlds 2016