Lizzie Deignan makes history by winning first edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes
Oct 03 2021 10:18 pm CET

Lizzie Deignan makes history by winning first edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes
Lizzie Deignan makes history by winning first edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes
Trek-Segafredo

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) has become the first winner ever of Paris-Roubaix femmes.

The first edition ever of the women's race was 116.4 kilometres long between Denain and Roubaix, over a route that included 18 sectors of cobbles, over 29.2 kilometres. The British rider -former World Champion and winner of races like Liege-Bastogne-Liege, La Course by Le Tour de France, Strade Bianche and the Tour of Flanders- attacked on the first cobbled sector with 82 kilometres to go and sentenced the race in her favour.

Riders like Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma), Elisa Longo Borghini and Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) were part of the chase, but the European champion took a fall and only Vos remained chasing the frontwoman, who got a gap of more than two minutes. Despite the efforts of the Jumbo-Visma rider, Deignan arrived on her own to the Roubaix Velodrome and crossed the finish line on her own, one minute and 17 seconds ahead of Vos, and making history.

Longo Borghini, Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling), and Marta Bastianelli (Ale BTC Ljubljana completed the top five of the day.

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ELIZABETH DEIGNAN





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