Lizzie Deignan was full of positivity after her strong showing in the elite women’s road race at the World Championships and believes there is more to come from her in the races and weeks ahead.
Earlier this year, Deignan made her comeback to the women’s WorldTour peloton after giving birth to her second child.
The 34-year-old made the early breakaway in the gruelling race from Loch Lomond to the urban Glasgow circuit which was eventually reeled back in. Once the peloton had broken up into a select group of riders – containing all the pre-race favourites – Deignan launched a late attack in an attempt to outfox the likes of Lotte Kopecky, Demi Vollering and Annemiek van Vleuten amongst others.
Kopecky went on to take the win with Vollering grabbing the runner up spot.
Deignan told the press, including Cycling Weekly , that she had taken a lot of satisfaction in her performance despite her eventual sixth placed finish.
“As a team, I think we rode really well [today]. We were always with the moves and we were just out gunned in the finaI,” she said. “It wasn’t anything other than not having the legs to follow the best in the world.
“I’ve definitely got further to go, that’s why I’m optimistic about my performance and I know, kind of the ups and downs that have come before this. And like I say, there’s no such thing as perfect preparation, but a solid winter I think will make all the difference”Deignan explained that the relentless […]