Lizzie Deignan takes lung-busting solo win at Women’s Tour de Yorkshire on home roads

LIZZIE DEIGNAN took a shocking solo victory at the Ladies's Tour de Yorkshire after shaking off her rivals.

The Yorkshirewoman made a bounce on fellow Brit Dani King with 11km to go, after assist from her workforce-mate Anna van der Breggen.

 Lizzie Deignan and team-mate Anna van der Breggen work hard in the break in Yorkshire

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Lizzie Deignan and workforce-mate Anna van der Breggen work arduous within the break in Yorkshire

And the 28-yr-previous beamed as she crossed the road in Harrogate after seventy six miles on gruelling roads.

After a troublesome yr, the place she confronted questions over her integrity controversy over missed drug exams, Deignan loved her first victory of 2017.

Coryn Rivera of Sunweb completed second, 55sec behind, Brit Hannah Barnes was fifth on the identical time and King tenth.

 Lizzie Deignan enjoyed loud home support in the Tour de Yorkshire not far from Otley where she was born

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Lizzie Deignan loved loud home help within the Tour de Yorkshire not removed from Otley the place she was born

It marks a return to type for Deignan – previously recognized with the surname Armitstead.

She stated: "It was particular for me to complete right here and to really feel a lot help, it's been some time since I had a victory, it's been a troublesome yr and to maneuver on with such native help was actually particular.

"I'm not used to going solo, not from such a great distance away, it was robust.

"The plan was to get somebody within the breakaway, we had Amy Peters up there and for me and Anna after which hope for a small group within the end.

 Riders enjoy a carnival atmosphere at the women's Tour de Yorkshire

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Riders take pleasure in a carnival environment at the ladies's Tour de Yorkshire

"I simply went on intuition within the final 10k, I simply noticed a second the place it was good to go and didn't look again.

"We're each actually match at the second, however we're fairly totally different riders, Anna can do this lengthy solo breakaway and I often save myself for the end, however today it clearly didn't work like that."

LIZZIE DEIGNAN took a shocking solo victory at the Ladies's Tour de Yorkshire after shaking off her rivals.

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