21 things you didn't know about Lizzie Deignan

The trailblazing British cyclist has been at the top of the sport for over a decade

Lizzie Deignan
Lizzie Deignan at the RideLondon Classique this year
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Date of birth18/12/1988
NicknameQueen Lizzie
Height1.68m/5ft 6in
PartnerPhilip Deignan
Turned pro2008
BikeTrek Domane SLR 9/Trek Émonda SLR 9/Trek Madone SLR 9
UCI race wins43
Stage race wins4
Grand Tour stage wins0
CoachPhilip Deignan

Lizzie Deignan is the greatest British female road cyclist of her generation. Her record stands up against some of the best racers of the last decade, and she remains at the top of the sport. The Yorkshirewoman burst onto the scene in the late 2000s, and has been racing ever since. She started out on the track, but road racing was always her goal.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.