Lizzie Deignan aiming for Olympics-Worlds double in 2021

Lizzie Deignan (Great Britain)
Lizzie Deignan (Great Britain) has had back-to-back victories at the GP de Plouay and La Course in 2020 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lizzie Deignan has postponed her retirement with ambitions to complete the Tokyo Olympic Games and Flanders World Championships double victories in 2021. The British rider and former world champion says she has no immediate plans to stop racing for the foreseeable future.

Deignan returned to racing following the birth of her first child, Orla, with her focus on the Yorkshire World Championships last year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which were postponed this summer due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with members of the British press ahead of the World Championships in Imola, Deignan said her goals have been refocussed on next year’s Worlds in Flanders and the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

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