Trek-Segafredo and Lizzie Deignan are pleased to announce that she will return to racing at the Amstel Gold Race on April 21st
After giving birth to her daughter Orla in September 2018 and being out of competition for over a year, Lizzie Deignan is thrilled to make her comeback at the highest level of women’s professional cycling: “I cannot wait to join the team and get back to racing. I’m really excited about being back in the team environment and really appreciate the support everyone at Trek and Trek-Segafredo has given me so far; enabling me to come back in my own time.”
“I’m really pleased with my progress on the bike since having Orla last September and feel ready to re-join the peloton. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to race in Europe before the end of the Classics season and then look forward to heading back to race on home roads in the Tour de Yorkshire the following week. It’s also fitting that the course for Yorkshire goes along some of the route that will be used for the World Championships this September which remains my main goal for the year as I would dearly love to win back the rainbow bands in front of a home crowd”, Deignan continued.
Trek-Segafredo Sport Director, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg is equally excited about Deignan’s return to the peloton: “Personally, I am stoked to have Lizzie back with the team as of next week and I can tell that everybody in the team is feeling the same way, both riders and staff. I followed Lizzie’s preparations in the last months and I am confident that she will come back at a good level. The team is already very solid, and I am sure that adding Lizzie to the lineup will give the whole team an extra boost. So, yes, we are all very much looking forward to next week!”
Lizzie will be lining up at the following races over the next weeks: Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour de Yorkshire, Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race.