Lizzie Deignan 'raced on instinct' to take 'special' Liège-Bastogne-Liège victory

The Brit made her move early to distance the likes of Anna van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten

Lizzie Deignan wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2020 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Lizzie Deignan's attack on La Redoute hadn't been planned on the team bus before Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but the way she pulled off her impressive 30km solo victory you wouldn't be blamed for thinking it had been.

The British rider was part of a nine woman breakaway but attacked on the Côte de la Redoute, riding alone to the line in Liège as team-mate Ellen van Dijk marked their rivals in the chase group behind.

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