'You're never confident in a sprint against Vos' says Lizzie Deignan after defeating Dutch triple threat at La Course

Deignan and team-mate Elisa Longo Borghini pulled off perfect tactics to beat both Vos and world champion Annemiek van Vleuten

Lizzie Deignan wins La Course 2020 (Christophe Petit Tesson/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Lizzie Deignan says she wasn't confident of beating Marianne Vos in the sprint finish of La Course, but the Brit combined perfectly with team-mate Elisa Longo Borghini to overcome the Dutch triple threat of Vos, world champion Annemiek van Vleuten and Demi Vollering to take the win.

"You're never confident in a sprint against Marianne Vos. Elisa played it perfectly," Deignan said after her victory. "If you want to beat Marianne you have to force her to make a mistake. And Elisa just kept pulling so that we were sure that we had the time gap. She was incredibly strong today and totally sacrificed herself for me.

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