Lizzie Deignan out of Strade Bianche with a cold

SIENA ITALY AUGUST 01 Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team TrekSegafredo Women Elizabeth ArmisteadDeignan of The United Kingdom and Team TrekSegafredo Women Franziska Koch of Germany and Team Sunweb Women Juliette Labous of France and Team Sunweb Women Liane Lippert of Germany and Team Sunweb Women Dust during the Eroica 6th Strade Bianche 2020 Women Elite a 136km race from Siena to Siena Piazza del Campo StradeBianche on August 01 2020 in Siena Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Lizzi Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) at the 2020 Strade Bianche last August (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lizzie Deignan will miss the opening round of the Women's WorldTour at Strade Bianche in Siena, Italy, on Saturday because she is suffering from a cold. According to her team, Trek-Segafredo, Deignan has been replaced by cyclo-cross world champion Lucinda Brand.

"Lizzie has a cold so not in tip top shape to race," the team's press officer told Cyclingnews on the eve of Strade Bianche.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.