Home Race-Results Lizzie Deignan wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

Lizzie Deignan wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

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Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) attacked with 30km to go to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) attacked with 30km to go to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) with her teammates at the start

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) with her teammates at the start (Image credit: Getty Images)
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World champion Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) with Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo)

World champion Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) with Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Riders faced tough conditions in Liege-Bastonge-Liege

Riders faced tough conditions in Liege-Bastonge-Liege (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Hannah Barnes (Canyon SRAM) in action at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Hannah Barnes (Canyon SRAM) in action at Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The women's peloton in the 2020 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

The women’s peloton in the 2020 Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott)

Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) attacked with 30km to go to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) attacked with 30km to go to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The chasing group in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

The chasing group in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The main group of favourites in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

The main group of favourites in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The peloton during the 2020 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

The peloton during the 2020 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) attacked with 30km to go to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) attacked with 30km to go to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Grace Brown (Mitchelton-Scott) on the attack in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

Grace Brown (Mitchelton-Scott) on the attack in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) on the podium in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) on the podium in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2020

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2020 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The podium in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes

The podium in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)
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(Image credit: Getty Images)

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) has won Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes. Part of a nine-rider front group that went clear with over 50 km to go, Deignan went clear on the Côte de La Redoute 30 km from the finish, opening a gap of almost a minute.

On the last climb, the Côte de Roche-aux-Faucons, Grace Brown (Mitchelton-Scott) dropped the rest of the group to chase Deignan, but she never came closer than 10 seconds and ultimately finished in second place.

Deignan’s teammate Ellen van Dijk anticipated the sprint to take third place.

“I think the nicest thing about this team is that we are allowed to race on instinct and not to fear failure”, explained Deignan after the race. “I thought, I need to be over La Redoute before Anna [van der Breggen] and Annemiek [van Vleuten] and Elisa [Longo Borghini]. So I just raced on instinct.”

Reflecting on the final where Brown came closer and closer, Deignan said: “It was really horrible. In the end, I decided to try to chase the motorbikes in front of me rather than think about her behind me, because mentally it is just cracking you when you think like that. I knew that she would descend faster than me, so I was just praying the line would come quicker.”

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo 3:29:48
2 Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:09
3 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:19
4 Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC Team
5 Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans
6 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM 0:02:21
7 Marlen Reusser (Swi) Equipe Paule Ka
8 Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb
9 Katrine Aalerud (Nor) Movistar Team 0:02:26
10 Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb 0:03:27

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