Lizzie Deignan solos from first cobbled sector to last to win inaugural women's Paris-Roubaix

The Brit went off the front alone with 80km remaining, holding off Marianne Vos in the closing kilometres

Lizzie Deignan
(Image credit: Getty)

Lizzie Deignan has won the first-ever women's edition of Paris-Roubaix.

The British rider attacked solo with more than 80km remaining, just before the first cobbled sector, and managed to stay away to cross the finish line in the Roubaix velodrome first.

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