Lizzie Deignan returns to competition after more than a year at Amstel Gold Race
Apr 10 2019 05:09 am CET

Lizzie Deignan returns to competition after more than a year at Amstel Gold Race
Lizzie Deignan returns to competition after more than a year at Amstel Gold Race
Trek-Segafredo's Lizzie Deignan

Lizzie Deignan is set to make her return to competition at the Amstel Gold Race. The British rider will not only make her debut with Trek-Segafredo but also will return to racing after giving birth to her daughter.

The last competition that Deignan took part in was the road race of the World Championships of Bergen in 2017. The former World Champion took time-off more than a year to enjoy her pregnancy and give birth to her daughter Orla in September of 2018 but now is thrilled to return to the road.

"I cannot wait to join the team and get back to racing," said Deignan. "I'm really excited about being back in the team environment and really appreciate the support everyone at Trek and Trek-Segafredo has given me so far; enabling me to come back in my own time. I'm really pleased with my progress on the bike since having Orla last September and feel ready to rejoin the peloton.

"I couldn't miss the opportunity to race in Europe before the end of the Classics season and then look forward to heading back to race on home roads in the Tour de Yorkshire the following week. It's also fitting that the course for Yorkshire goes along some of the routes that will be used for the World Championships this September which remains my main goal for the year as I would dearly love to win back the rainbow bands in front of a home crowd."

Deignan will make her return on the 21st of April at the Amstel Gold Race and will continue her calendar with La Fleche Wallonne Feminine, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the Tour of Yorkshire and the Amgen Tour of California Women's race.




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