Dutch challenge looms large to block path of local hero Lizzie Deignan

27 September 2019 12:49
The British rider will be on familiar ground at the finish line in Harrogate on Saturday yet the strong contingent from the Netherlands could deny her a second world titleBritish eyes will be on Lizzie Deignan in Saturday’s women’s road race world championship, with hopes high that Deignan can claim the second world title of her career in her home town, at the finish where she won the women’s Tour de Yorkshire in 2017.Deignan is probably the strongest home medal hope of the week, but the race scenario will not be the Yorkshirewoman versus the rest so much as the Dutch versus everyone else, and if recent history is anything to go by, against each other to boot. Related: Focus on team chemistry sets up Australia for cycling road worlds success | Kieran Pender Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian