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5 Minutes with Elinor Barker

Next up in our Q&A series in collaboration with Voxwomen is Elinor Barker, Olympic, world, European and national champion on the track. Alongside these achievements, the Welsh rider is also nearing the end of her part-time studies in psychology, and is aiming to defend her title in the team pursuit at the Tokyo Olympics. Find out a little more about her in our latest interview.
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Elinor Barker: ‘I wanted to showcase the sport’

When Elinor Barker was invited to guest edit an issue of Cycling Weekly magazine, she knew exactly what she wanted to achieve. In every interview, I’m asked; “What should we do about inequality in cycling?” I’ll give the same reply to you as I do to them, (or a more articulate, less breathless version than I can give on a finish line): “The best thing I can do to promote women’s cycling is to be good at my job and put on a show that people want to watch. The best thing that you can do as a journalist is to report on that show. Not the inequalities, but on the racing, the drama and the action.”