Lizzie Deignan surprises in mountain time trial at Giro d'Italia Donne

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) during stage 4 of the Giro d'Italia Donne
Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) during stage 4 of the Giro d'Italia Donne (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) surprised with an eighth-place performance during the stage 4 mountain time trial at the Giro d'Italia Donne. Although her performance bumped her up to fourth place in the overall classification, she remains an almost unassailable 5:53 behind the maglia rosa Anna van der Breggen (SD Worx). 

“I'm surprised with my TT. I cannot remember the last time I did a full gas time trial. Normally, they're rest days for me," Deignan said.

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