Lizzie Deignan returns from maternity leave to race Ardennes Classics

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo)

Lizzie Deignan will return to competition at Amstel Gold Race on April 21 in the Netherlands, Trek-Segafredo announced on Tuesday. The news marks an early return to the peloton for Deignan, who took time off after giving birth to her daughter and was tentatively scheduled to start racing in June. “I cannot wait to join the team and get back to racing,” Deignan said in a statement released by the team. “I’m really excited about being back in the team environment and really appreciate the support everyone at Trek and Trek-Segafredo has given me so far, enabling me to come back in my own time. I’m really pleased with my progress on the bike since having Orla last September and feel ready to rejoin the peloton.” Deignan will line up at the following races over the next weeks: Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour de Yorkshire and ...

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