Lizzie Deignan: I was really nervous before my first race back

Elizabeth Deignan returned to racing from maternity leave

Lizzie Deignan ( Trek-Segafredo ) said that she felt nervous for the first time in a long time as she put on her first race jersey in more than a year. Deignan made her return to racing following her maternity leave at the Amstel Gold Race last Sunday and has since ridden Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège . Over the winter, Deignan said that she felt like a junior again as she prepared for the new season. After over a decade as a professional, it was good to feel the nerves on the start line again. "Oh yeah, I was really nervous, which was nice because I'd not been nervous for quite some time and it showed that it meant something to me, which was really nice," Deignan told Cyclingnews . "I was really excited and I already feel part of the team, which is really nice." After giving birth last ...

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