Lizzie Deignan left frustrated after getting stuck behind motorbike in Strade Bianche finale

The former world champion wasn't able to get around a television motorbike in enough time to contest the finish in Siena

Lizzie Deignana climbs behind the leading riders at Strade Bianche (Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

(Image credit: Corbis via Getty Images)

Defending champion Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans) says that a television motorbike ruined the final of the Strade Bianche on Saturday in Siena, Italy.

She placed third behind winner Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5), but on rain-soaked climb into the Piazza del Campo, she found "traffic."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.