Lizzie Deignan: 'The Olympics will be my biggest goal of the season'

The 31-year-old hopes to better her fifth place at Rio 2016

Lizzie Deignan at the Yorkshire Worlds 2019 (Pauline Ballet - Pool/Getty Images)

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Following an offseason that has involved hiking in the Lake District, a spot of running as long is it doesn't aggravate any knee injuries, and time spent chilling with the family at home rather than any massive holidays, Lizzie Deignan is ready for 2020 and knows what she wants from her season.

"The Olympics will be my biggest goal of the season next year," Deignan tells Cycling Weekly. "My season will be tapered around that really, I went to see the course in Japan in July and I really liked it so I'm excited about that as well."

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Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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