Lizzie Deignan


Lizzie Deignan announces pregnancy and aims for 2023 cycling return

Britain's Lizzie Deignan has announced she is pregnant for a second time and will not race again until next year. Deignan, 33, is expecting her second child with husband Phil following the birth of daughter Orla in 2018. The Trek-Segafredo rider won the first ever women's Paris-Roubaix last year after...
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Lizzie Deignan expecting second child, will miss 2022 racing season

Lizzie Deignan is pregnant and will miss the 2022 season, her team Trek-Segafredo announced on Wednesday. The Paris-Roubaix winner and former world champion is expecting her second child with her husband Phil, and said that it was an "emotional but logical decision". The 33-year old will return to racing in...

Pregnant Lizzie Deignan to miss 2022 season but sets sights on 2023

Lizzie Deignan has announced she is expecting a second child and will sit out the 2022 season, but the former world champion plans a return to racing next year and has signed a contract extension with Trek-Segafredo.Deignan, 33, has claimed several significant victories since giving birth to her daughter Orla in 2018, including the inaugural women’s Paris-Roubaix last year, Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2020, and the Women’s Tour in 2019.“Obviously having a baby is a big decision, but it wasn’t a difficult one for us,” said Deignan, who is married to former professional rider Phil Deignan.“We’ve always wanted to have a big...

Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Deignan write history in memorable year for British cycling

Back in January you would have been hard pushed to find anyone tipping 2021 as the year of Mark Cavendish. He had finished 2020 at Belgian race Gent-Wevelgem holding back the tears, telling an interviewer: “That’s perhaps the last race of my career.”Then his old boss at Deceuninck-QuickStep, Patrick Lefevere, offered him a lifeline. Cavendish joined QuickStep though even then he was not supposed to be at the Tour de France until lead sprinter Sam Bennett’s withdrawal opened a spot. The 36-year-old Cavendish grasped the opportunity with both hands, adding four more stage wins to his palmares to match the...

Sportswomen of the year: Lizzie Deignan reflects on an incredible year for Britain's female cyclists

What a year 2021 was for British women on bikes. All kinds of bikes. All kinds of terrain. From Lizzie Deignan’s astonishing victory in the first ever Paris-Roubaix Femmes, to Katie Archibald’s superhuman efforts on the track alongside Laura Kenny, Sarah Storey’s history-making exploits winning a 17th gold medal at the Paralympics, and BMX brilliance from Charlotte Worthington and Beth Shriever.

Lizzie Deignan: Tour de France Femmes will be 'dynamic' compared to men's Tour

The Tour de France Femmes will be a "great watch" due to its "dynamic" racing compared to the men's version, Lizzie Deignan has said. Speaking from Trek-Segafredo training camp on Tuesday, the Paris-Roubaix champion explained that the first edition of the Tour Femmes has been "really well designed". "I really...

Lizzie Deignan: There is room to have more than one leader

Lizzie Deignan is looking forward to chances to be both a leader and a supporting teammate in her fourth season with Trek-Segafredo as one of the team’s most successful riders. Despite being a prolific winner herself, Deignan has embraced chances to take on team roles in this year, racing...

How road warrior Lizzie Deignan was crowned queen of the classics

There is nothing that comes close to Paris-Roubaix. It is like no other one-day bicycle race, an anachronism that if designed today would be dismissed as pure madness, a health and safety officer’s worst nightmare. It is a race loved and loathed in equal measure by those who have ridden...

Lizzie Deignan: A complete rider will win the Tour de France Femmes

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) believes that only a complete rider will win the 2022 Tour de France Femmes after the race route was announced on Thursday in Paris. The eight-day race lacks a time trial but has two back-to-back mountain stages, opportunities for all-rounders and sprinters, as well as a stage that features several sectors of gravel roads.

Route announcement for revitalised women’s Tour de France 'important day for cycling', says Lizzie Deignan

Britain’s Lizzie Deignan hailed it as an “important day for cycling” after the route for the first women’s Tour de France in 33 years was unveiled in Paris. The women’s Tour will be revived next year with an eight-stage race that winds through northern France, starting on the Champs-Elysées on July 24, more than three decades since the event was last held in 1989.

Lizzie Deignan and Sonny Cobrelli Win 2021 Paris-Roubaix

October 2 marked a major milestone in women’s cycling history: For the first time, at long last, women raced across the famous cobblestones in their own Paris-Roubaix race, the day before the men’s race on October 3. The rainy weather over the weekend made for tumultuous racing with multiple crashes...
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Cyclist Lizzie Deignan crowned first winner of Paris-Roubaix Femmes

On Saturday, British cyclist Lizzie Deignan made history. She won the first-ever women’s edition of what is considered one of the hardest bike races in the world. France’s Paris-Roubaix is nicknamed the “Hell of the North,” and is famous for its 70-mile trek through muddy terrain and uneven cobblestones. For the first time this year, women competed in the Paris-Roubaix Femmes. And Deignan is now the first queen of the cobbles. She joins The World's host Marco Werman.