Defending champion Lizzie Deignan out of Liège-Bastogne-Liège | Cyclingnews

Defending champion Lizzie Deignan out of Liège-Bastogne-Liège
| Cyclingnews



Defending champion Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) will miss Sunday’s final spring Classic, Liège-Bastogne-Liège due to illness with Shirin van Anrooij called in to replace the 2015 road world champion.

Deignan has not raced since the Tour of Flanders and has endured a difficult start to the 2021 season. She picked up an illness around the time of Opening Weekend and spent a week off the bike as a result. The 32-year-old returned for Trofeo Alfredo Binda, where she finished 12th and then backed that up with 17th in Gent-Wevelgem but the time away from the bike and her health setbacks have stopped her from finding her best condition.



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