Lizzie Deignan: We’re allowed to race on instinct and not to fear failure

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

Lizzie Deignan claimed her first Liège-Bastogne-Liège title on Sunday after making an unstoppable attack on the iconic climb of La Redoute. 

The Trek-Segafredo rider made her move with 30km of racing remaining and despite a frantic chase from Grace Brown of Mitchelton-Scott, Deignan stayed away to take the win and continue her incredible season that now includes victories at La Course, GP de Plouay, and a string of top-ten results.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.