Deignan: “It definitely wasn’t the plan”
Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo): “At the start of the day, our two leaders were Ellen van Dijk and Elisa Longo Borghini and I was meant to be one of the last helpers. I knew positioning would be essential, and they had some problem ahead of the first cobbles. I was in the front and I took that speed onto the cobbles because I really had to sprint to be there. I looked...
Vos: “It was a fantastic feeling to get to the velodrome”
Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “Today, I have to be happy with second. We tried what we could and Lizzie Deignan had a very brave early attack. She gained a good advantage. From the moment I went in the finale, I knew it was gonna be very hard and I didn’t get closer than 1’15’’. At the start line, I felt the excitement from all the teams. And then,...
Longo Borghini: “It’s hard to acknowledge but we made history”
Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo): “Lizzie [Deignan] rode an incredible Paris-Roubaix and nobody deserves more than her to be on the top spot of the podium. She made history, we made history. It’s hard to acknowledge but it’s an amazing feeling. She attacked on instinct, because that’s how she is. The whole team were chasing behind after a crash, and...
Deignan writes history with a one-woman-show
Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) delivered a supreme performance on a historic day, soloing to a maiden triumph in the André Pétrieux velodrome in the first edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes. The British star went for the very early move and covered the 29.2km of cobbles of the day on her own, alone at the front! Already a winner of Monuments like Liège-Bastogne-Liège...
1. Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo)
2. Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma), +1'17''
3. Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo), +1'47''
4. Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team), 1'51''
5. Marta Bastianelli (Ale' BTC Ljubljana), +2'10''
Lizzie Deignan wins the first Paris-Roubaix Femmes!
What a day for the British star!
Deignan will soon enter the velodrome, where she'll be able to enjoy her historic performance.
5km to go for Deignan
She's been riding on her own for almost 80km!
Vos trails by 1'15'', Longo Borghini by 1'50'', and the chase group has exploded with Brennauer riding off the front and Norsgaard going off-road.
Deignan holds on to her gap in Hem
She's still 1'15'' ahead of Vos with 7km to go.
A first for Great-Britain?
Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) could become the first British rider to win an Elite race in Paris-Roubaix, a feat none of her compatriots has achieved since the men's race was born in 1896. British riders have won the Junior race through Geraint Thomas (2004), Andrew Fenn (2008), Tom Pidcock (2017) and Lewis Askey (2018). Pidcock also won the Under 23 race the last time it was...
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