Lizzie Deignan: Paris Roubaix to be one of the most demanding races on calendar

Lizzie Deignan
Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Trek-Segafredo was out exploring the 17 cobbled sectors of the first ever women’s edition of the Paris Roubaix on Sunday, with Lizzie Deignan delivering the verdict that even though she was comfortable on the pavé the race was going to be one tough addition to the calendar. 

The 32 year-old who topped the 2020 Women's WorldTour rankings and teammates Elisa Longo Borghini, Ellen van Dijk, Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Chloe Hosking and Trixi Worrack were on their initial reconnaissance in preparation for the inaugural edition of the 116 kilometre event on April 11. 

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Simone Giuliani
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