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Lizzie Deignan: Briton wins women’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Lizzie Deignan
Lizzie Deignan adds victory in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege her recent wins in the GP Plouay and La Course.

Britain’s Lizzie Deignan won Liege-Bastogne-Liege in Belgium on Sunday to claim her first ever ‘monument’ – the pre-eminent races in one-day cycling.

Deignan made a solo break with 24km left to open up a minute’s lead.

Australian Grace Brown produced a late counter-attack to get within 10 seconds, but Deignan held on for her third victory since the season resumed.

The 31-year-old Trek-Segafredo rider said having the “perfect team” was key to ending her wait to win a ‘monument’.

“It’s really special,” said Deignan, who adds the title to her recent victories in the GP Plouay and La Course.

“We were almost there so many times but this is a Trek-Segafredo win.”

Dutch riders had won each of the three races since the event’s inauguration in 2017, with two victories for Anna van

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