Lizzie Deignan leads a British one-two at GP Plouay women's race

Lizzy Banks comes home in second place as Deignan becomes the first triple-winning woman in Plouay

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Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) became the first woman to win the GP Plouay on three occasions on Tuesday. The 2015 world champion led home a British one-two with Lizzy Banks (Paule Ka) unable to match her compatriot’s sprint, coming home just behind.

The duo’s heroic performance saw them hold off a strong chasing group of 10 riders, including world champion Annemiek van Vleuten. However, not only did each of the leaders have a team-mate among the chasers, the remaining riders were wary of Van Vleuten’s strength and looked to her to close the gap.

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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.