Lizzie Deignan

In 2019 Lizzie Deignan became the first rider to win Britain’s most prestigious women’s road race for a second time. The Ovo Energy Women’s Tour is part of the UCI Women’s World Tour and Lizzie’s victory was all the more impressive given that she was returning from a year out of the sport following the birth of daughter Orla. She is now one of only two mothers on the UCI world pro tour circuit. The Otley-born rider couldn’t quite repeat her achievement in the Women’s Road Race at the World Championships on the streets of Yorkshire in September, but her focus now switches to Tokyo where she’ll be determined to go one better than the silver she won in 2012.