Ladies’s Excursion: Britain’s Lizzie Deignan seals total victory

Women's Tour: Britain's Lizzie Deignan seals overall victory

Lizzie Deignan says successful the Ladies’s Excursion was once past her wildest expectancies

Britain’s Lizzie Deignan has been topped 2019 Ladies’s Excursion champion to turn into the primary bicycle owner to win the development two times.

Deignan, 30, completed safely within the pack because the Netherlands’ Amy Pieters received the 6th and ultimate level from Carmarthen to Pembrey Nation Park.


She received the development by way of simply two seconds from Poland’s Kasia Niewiadoma.

It’s Deignan’s first name since giving start to her daughter, Orla, 9 months in the past.

“I have received some giant races in my occupation however that is further particular as a result of I took a chance in the case of leaving skilled game to have my daughter,” Deignan informed BBC Game Wales.

“It is been a whirlwind time since we had her, it is been very particular clearly, however it manner it’s conceivable to do each and I am in order that glad that I made that call.”

She added: “I by no means anticipated entering this race that I might win it total, so I am actually glad.

“It was once totally past my expectancies, I actually idea that I might battle, it is my first level race in a long time. I suppose my outdated woman power got here in on the finish.”

The Trek-Segafredo rider, who ultimate received the Ladies’s Excursion in 2016, best returned from maternity go away in April and her successful margin forward of 2017 champion Niewiadoma is the smallest within the match’s historical past.

Deignan – the 2015 street race global champion – out-sprinted level 4 winner Niewiadoma and Elisa Longo Borghini to win level 5 on Friday to steer the overall classification by way of only one 2nd going into the overall day.

However her eighth-place end on Saturday, together with an advantage 2nd in an intermediate dash, noticed her lengthen that lead by way of an additional 2nd.

Staff Sunweb’s Leah Kirchmann completed 2nd at the back of Boels-Dolmans’ level winner Pieters, with Movistar rider Roxane Fournier 3rd.

Deignan is the primary two-time winner of the Ladies’s Excursion

Degree six outcome

1. Amy Pieters (Ned/Boels-Dolmans) Three hours 27 mins 02 seconds

2. Leah Kirchmann (Can/Staff Sunweb) identical time

3. Roxane Fournier (Fra/Movistar)

4. Demi Vollering (Ned/Parkhotel Vollering)

5. Christine Majerus (Lux/Boels-Dolmans)

6. Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa/Movistar)

7. Lisa Brennauer (Ger/Wnt-Rotor Professional)

8. Lizzie Deignan (GB/Trek-Segafredo)

9. Marta Cavalli (Ita/Valcar Cylance)

10. Alexandra Manly (Aus/Mitchelton-Scott)

Ultimate basic classification

1. Lizzie Deignan (GB/Trek-Segafredo) 21 hours Nine mins 25 seconds

2. Kasia Niewiadoma (Pol/Canyon-SMAR Racing) +2secs

3. Amy Pieters (Ned/Boels-Dolmans) +23secs

4. Christine Majerus (Lux/Boels-Dolmans) +49secs

5. Demi Vollering (Ned/Parkhotel Vollering) +51secs

6. Leah Kirchmann (Can/Staff Sunweb) +54secs

7. Lizzy Banks (GB/Bigla) +58secs

8. Leah Thomas (US/Bigla) identical time

9. Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol/Movistar) +59secs

10. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita/Trek-Segafredo) +1min 1sec

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