Elynor Backstedt on podium after winning under 19 race.

Sister Act Do It Again As Elynor And Zoe Backstedt Blast to Belgium Double

Elynor and Zoe Backstedt celebrated a stunning family double victory at the prestigious Gent-Wevelgem races in Belgium.

The teenagers, daughters of former Swedish pro rider Magnus and ex-Welsh and British champ Megan, have again shown why they are two of the hottest prospects in British cycling.

Pontyclun-based Elynor, 17, won the under 19 race after launching a solo attack before crossing the line 16 seconds ahead of the chasing pack.

And younger sister Zoe, 14, claimed an even more emphatic win of three minutes after also making a solo attack on the cobbles at the end of the first lap.

Gent-Wavelgem is one of the most important one-day races on the world calendar having been held annually since 1934.

For a family to dominate the junior races in such fashion is a huge achievement.

Cardiff’s Luke Rowe took part in the senior men’s race on Sunday finishing 18th for Team Sky after a typically gutsy display.

Zoe Backstedt celebrates her victory run the under 17 race.

The duo have joined Storey Racing this season, the venture set-up by Britain’s multiple Paralympic champ Dame Sarah and her husband Barney.

Elynor, who won time trial bronze at last year’s World Junior Championships, ¬†was competing for British Cycling in Belgium.

Zoe had lined-up for Storey Racing in an age category she is eligible to compete in for two more years.

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