Lizzie Deignan on the right track for World Championships after Giro Rosa work load

Britain’s former road world champion Lizzie Deignan’s 2016 season is all about regaining the rainbow jersey, and the Giro Rosa has set her on the right track for Bergen this September

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

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

This season is all about the World Championships for Lizzie Deignan and the recent Giro Rosa is a step towards that goal for the Boels-Dolmans rider. Finishing 45th on general classification, Deignan went to Italy to work for her team’s leaders, but also to get some consistent time on the bike.

Her week was a success in more ways than one. Team-mate Anna van der Breggen won the general classification, Megan Guarnier took the final stage and the Dutch outfit won the team time trial which opened the 10 day event.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.