lizzie deignan enjoys 'special and surreal' victory at the tour de yorkshire

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lizzie deignan secures her first victory of 2017 on home roads at the women's tour de yorkshire - photos by andy joneslizzie deignan celebrated a “special and surreal” victory on home roads as she took her first win of the 2017 season at the tour de yorkshire, as she crossed the line solo in front of reams of fans in harrogate.despite scoring a trio of second places at the three ardennes classics earlier this month, the 27-year-old former world champion had yet to get a win so far this year.yet the challenging parcours in yorkshire – which covered the same route as stage two of the men’s race taking place later the same day – took many teams by surprise.combined together with deignan’s unflinching desire to win on home roads saw this year’s race reduced to a bruising two-on-one slugging match between the eventful winner, her boels-dolmans team-mate anna van der breggen and dani king (cylance).lizzie deignan wins women’s tour de yorkshire 2017deignan was born in otley and grew up riding and training on the same roads the race covered.having forged a split shortly after the day’s only classified climb, olympic champion van der breggen and deignan drove the pace for......

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