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Lizzie Deignan claims emotional stage win and overall lead at Women's Tour

Lizzie Deignan claims emotional stage win and overall lead at Women's Tour

T his time last year Lizzie Deignan was six months pregnant and had not even signed for a team for 2019. On Friday the 2015 world champion, who only returned to competitive action in April following the birth of daughter Orla last September, claimed a superb victory on stage five of the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour to grab the lead of the race with just

The Cycling Podcast Féminin – Women's Tour 2019: Stage four, Warwick to Burton Dassett

The Cycling Podcast Féminin – Women's Tour 2019: Stage four, Warwick to Burton Dassett

T he Women’s Tour burst into life on stage 4 as former winner Kasia Niewiadoma won the first summit finish at Burton Dassett. B ehind her, 21-year-old Liane Lippert was second to take over the race lead.  There are interviews with both riders in The Cycling Podcast Féminin as Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore discuss the action and look

Kasia Niewiadoma defies terrible conditions to win first Women's Tour hilltop finish

Kasia Niewiadoma defies terrible conditions to win first Women's Tour hilltop finish

P oland’s Kasia Niewiadoma defied atrocious conditions to win the first ever hilltop finish at the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour on Thursday, with Lizzie Deignan third over the line at Burton Dassett Country Park in Warwickshire to set up an intriguing final two days. Deignan, who is returning from the birth of her first child last autumn, had begun the

Multi-rider pileup on stage three of Women's Tour forces leader Marianne Vos to abandon race

Multi-rider pileup on stage three of Women's Tour forces leader Marianne Vos to abandon race

I t was not just the Criterium du Dauphine which witnessed a dramatic crash with devastating consequences on Wednesday. Within minutes of Chris Froome’s spill in France a multi-rider pileup on stage three of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour brought down race leader Marianne Vos, forcing the Dutch rider to abandon with lacerations to her face. The crash