Lizzie Deignan returns to first race in Britain since 2021 at RideLondon Classique

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) in her last race in Great Britain at the Women's Tour in 2021
Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) in her last race in Great Britain at the Women's Tour in 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) will make her return to racing on home soil at the RideLondon Classique this week. The former World Champion spoke excitedly at a press conference about competing on British roads for the first time since the Women's Tour in 2021, the last race she did before going on maternity leave.

The RideLondon Classique is a three-day World Tour stage race around Essex and London. It was started in 2013 as a one-day legacy event for the London 2012 Olympic Games, where Deignan won Team GB's first medal of the games, a silver, behind Marianne Vos in the road race.

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James Moultrie
News Writer

James Moultrie is a gold-standard NCTJ journalist who joined Cyclingnews as a News Writer in 2023 after originally contributing as a freelancer for eight months, during which time he also wrote for Eurosport, Rouleur and Cycling Weekly. Prior to joining the team he reported on races such as Paris-Roubaix and the Giro d’Italia Donne for Eurosport and has interviewed some of the sport’s top riders in Chloé Dygert, Lizzie Deignan and Wout van Aert. Outside of cycling, he spends the majority of his time watching other sports – rugby, football, cricket, and American Football to name a few.