Lizzie Deignan: A complete rider will win the Tour de France Femmes

Lizzie Deignan solo at Paris-Roubaix Femmes
Lizzie Deignan going solo at Paris-Roubaix Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) believes that only a complete rider will win the 2022 Tour de France Femmes after the race route was announced on Thursday in Paris.

The eight-day race lacks a time trial but has two back-to-back mountain stages, opportunities for all-rounders and sprinters, as well as a stage that features several sectors of gravel roads. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.