'That was really not the plan,' says Lizzie Deignan after stunning Paris-Roubaix victory

The Brit says her attack was by accident, as she found herself with a gap after riding on the front to support her two team leaders

Lizzie Deignan
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Lizzie Deignan says that her outstanding Paris-Roubaix victory was not the plan at the start of the day, which the Brit proceeded to lead for the majority of the race, over every cobbled section, and cross the finish line Roubaix velodrome alone, the first women to ever do so.

Instead, the Trek-Segafredo rider says she was merely trying to ride on the front heading into the first cobbled section in order to protect her two team leaders but turned around saw she had a gap, so just ploughed on.

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