Nationality: British Date of birth: 18/12/1988 From: Otley, Yorkshire Height: 1.68m Weight: 57kg Team: Boel-Dolmans Twitter:@lizziedeignan
Lizzie Deignan (née Armitstead) has established herself as the dominant rider on the international women’s road racing scene, having won the 2014 and 2015 UCI Women’s World Cup series and taken the 2015 road race World Championship.
Having graduated through the British Cycling system, Deignan turned her back on international track racing after 2009 track world championships. She was part of the team that won gold in the women’s team pursuit and had won several gold medals at World Cups that year.
Her heart however was in road racing, and as soon as she began to focus on that with the Cervelo Test Team in 2010, she quickly starting amassing a strong list of results.