A tale of two Lizzies: how Brits took one - two in Plouay

British women’s cycling in excellent health after Deignan and Banks top the podium in France

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When Lizzie Deignan and Lizzy Banks crossed the line first and second at GP Plouay it was the first time two British women completed such a feat at a Women’s WorldTour race.

Not only that, but Deignan’s win made her the most successful rider in the race’s 19 editions. With three victories she is now one ahead of compatriot Emma Pooley, Noemi Cantele and even the great Marianne Vos.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.