After taking more than a year away from racing to give birth to her daughter Orla, former World Champion Lizzie Deignan returned in 2019 with Trek-Segafredo. She's a savvy rider with a strong kick and is at her best in one-day races, which has netted her wins in esteemed classics like the Tour of Flanders, Strade Bianche, and the GP de Plouay-Bretagne, where she claimed a remarkable third victory in 2020. The pandemic-stricken year was one of Lizzie's best. In addition to Plouay, she added WorldTour wins in La Course by Le Tour de France and Liège-Bastogne-Liège and finished first in the UCI Women's WorldTour individual rankings. At the end of the successful season, Lizzie extended her contract with Trek-Segafredo for two more years. She is looking forward to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021, where she would love to add another medal to the silver she won in 2012.

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What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

I really enjoy writing about things that I feel passionately about.

What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?

Putting my daughter Orla to bed, the night of the road World Championships. I had a moment to myself where I considered everything we had been through together the previous year and I was a very proud mum and cyclist.

Who inspires you? Why?

Serena Williams. She is unashamedly a confident and powerful women. She has broken boundaries and paved the way for so many different women in sport and business.