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Exclusive interview: Lizzie Deignan on the Tour de France Femmes, returning to the top after childbirth, her memorable wins, and much more

Exclusive interview: Lizzie Deignan on the Tour de France Femmes, returning to the top after childbirth, her memorable wins, and much more

Lizzie Deignan with Paris-Roubaix Femmes cobble trophy 2020 (Copyright CorVos, SWpix.com).JPG Race that starts in Paris a week tomorrow is “a massive opportunity and platform”…

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Lizzie Deignan with Paris-Roubaix Femmes cobble trophy 2020 (Copyright CorVos, SWpix.com).JPG Race that starts in Paris a week tomorrow is “a massive opportunity and platform” for women’s cycling, says Trek-Segafredo rider who is expecting her second child

Sunday 24 July sees the debut edition of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift (link is external) , the eight-day race beginning in Paris on the same day as the 109th edition of the men’s Tour de France finishes in the French capital – but missing from the start list will be one of riders who pushed strongly for the event and is among the most successful women bike racers ever – Lizzie Deignan, who is pregnant with her second child.

The Yorkshire rider’s stellar palmarès include wins in one day races such as La Course by le Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix Femmes, Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes, the Tour of Flanders, Strade Bianche Donne, plus overall victories at races including the Women’s Tour and the Tour de Yorkshire – plus of course that memorable world championships victory in Richmond, Virginia in 2015.

In this exclusive interview, the 33-year-old shares her thoughts with road.cc on what the Tour de France Femmes means for women’s cycling and how the profile of the sport has risen in recent years as well as who the main challengers will be, what she considers to be the biggest victories of her career, her return to the sport with Trek-Segafredo after the birth of her daughter in 2017, and what her […]

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