Elinor Barker says picking the brains of ageless wonder Ed Clancy helped her find the positives in the postponement of the Olympics.
Clancy is track cycling’s very own Peter Pan, still a totem of team pursuit aged 35, on the cusp of retirement but committed to a bid for a fourth Olympic gold at next year’s rearranged Games.
Barker, likewise doubling down on a defence of the women’s team pursuit crown in Tokyo, emerged from a conversation with Clancy infused with hope.
“Initially (postponement) was hard to take but I’m feeling positive now and I’m at peace with it,” said the 25-year-old.
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