Lizzie Deignan proud of efforts despite falling short in chase for rainbow jersey

Deignan said she didn't want to settle for silver and bronze once Annemiek van Vleuten went clear

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Lizzie Deignan says she is proud of her efforts in the World Championships elite women's road race, despite missing out on a medal on home roads.

The 2015 world champion worked harder than every other rider in an eight-strong group that was chasing Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands), who broke clear on the Lofthouse climb with 104km left to race.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).