Lizzie Deignan eyeing Amstel Gold win en route to Worlds in 2018

Ardennes Classics central to Brit's gameplan next year

Lizzie Deignan at the British Road National Championships 2017 (Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Having finished second in the event’s inaugural edition in April, Lizzie Deignan has made the Amstel Gold Race her early-season target for 2018.

The 28-year-old Yorkshirewoman finished second behind her Boels-Dolmans team-mate Anna van der Breggen in all three Ardennes Classics in 2017, which also marked the first edition of a women’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.