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Lizzie Deignan: You don’t start a family to break boundaries

Lizzie Deignan celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the first edition of the women

When the subject of motherhood in professional cycling comes up in conversation, Lizzie Deignan is certain to be one of the first names mentioned. After taking a full maternity leave period in 2018 to have her first child, Deignan returned to great success, winning the Women’s Tour just weeks into her comeback and going on to win the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes

Having given birth to her second child in September last year, Deignan’s position as both a mother and a professional cyclist is back in sharp focus as she builds towards racing again after a year of absence. 

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