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Riders Profile: Elisabeth Deignan-Armitstead

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26 Interviews

"Second chance’ means no retirement just yet

VeloNews, Jim Cotton, 26 June 2020
Posted by: Bitossi

Former world champion entering new chapter of career with fresh motivations and mindset.

How This Pro Cyclist Landed a Contract at 6 Months Pregnant

Bicycling, Leah Flickinger, 20 April 2020
Posted by: Bitossi

Understandable—and impressive. Deignan (known as Lizzie Armitstead until she married Irish pro cyclist Philip Deignan in 2016) hasn’t even been a mom for seven weeks, yet seems unfazed by the kind of priority juggling that stymies many new parents.

Cycling is only part of who I am

Cyclingnews, Kirsten Frattini, Stephen Farrand, 20 December 2019
Posted by: Bitossi

British cyclist reflects on first year of motherhood, athletic career and the Olympic Games

"athletes are human"

Velonews, Anne-Marije Rook, 3 July 2019
Posted by: Tim Booth

In a wide-ranging interview, Lizzie Deignan discusses her comeback to racing following maternity leave, the need for parental leave for pro riders, and her decision to retire following the 2020 Olympics

"I am hoping to be back racing by June"

Rouleur, Maria David, 29 October 2018
Posted by: Tim Booth

Rouleur sits down with the former world champion (and daughter Orla – although she didn’t say much) to discuss parenthood, training through pregnancy and Yorkshire hosting the 2019 world championships

On redemption, marriage and retiring to Yorkshire

Road Cycling UK, Timothy John, 21 April 2017
Posted by: Bitossi

It’s Monday lunchtime, and Lizzie Deignan sits in an empty pub in an affluent but comparatively obscure corner of west London. This is no social gathering, however. We have met to discuss her new book, Steadfast.

I could kick myself and kick myself

The Guardian, Simon Hattenstone, 1 April 2017
Posted by: Bitossi

The one-time darling of British cycling comes clean about her three missed drugs tests, sexism and cash in the sport

Controversial cyclist explains pause on autobiography release

The Essential Daily Briefing, Sarah Freeman, 25 August 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

Lizzie Armitstead insists she enjoyed Rio despite the Games not going to plan, as she now concentrates on wedding planning.

It hurts me to consider anybody questioning my performances

Road Cyling UK, Colin Henrys colinhenrys, 3 August 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

World champion Lizzie Armitstead has reiterated her innocence in a strongly-worded statement after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cleared her of an anti-doping rule violation.

Rio is the biggest goal of my season and career

Road Cyling UK, George Scott, 29 April 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

Lizzie Armitstead is in a bullish mood but she has every reason to be. The Yorkshire-born rider has firmly established herself as the leading female cyclist in the world and, having won the World Championships in 2015, she now wants an Olympic gold medal.

I’d give up any result this year to win Olympic gold

CyclingNews, Kirsten Frattini, 4 February 2016
Posted by: Bitossi

It would be hard to top a season like the one Lizzie Armitstead had last year with the World Cup and World Championship victories but there is still one award that she covets most, and that is a gold medal at the Olympic Games.

Winning the Olympics would be a perfect way to bow out

Rouleur, Andy McGrath, 2 December 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

The world road race champion on the lessons of Ponferrada, retirement and the curse of the rainbow jersey

Happy to go under the radar - as long as she keeps hitting the heights

The Telegraph, Tom Cary, 3 October 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

happy to go under the radar - as long as she keeps hitting the heights.

Lizzie Armitstead interview

Cyclisty, Mark Bailey|, 1 May 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

Following on from her success at Flanders, Lizzie Armitstead is targeting the Worlds and Rio 2016.

The British star talks fame and fakery, how to beat Marianne Vos, and British Cycling's lack of a pathway for women

Rouleur, Andy McGrath, 30 March 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

Forget a mid-life crisis; the quarter-life one is hitting Lizzie Armitstead hard. “I am old now and I don’t like it. Twenty-five is pretty old, don’t you think?” No way. I give a quizzical, look to encourage a reaction. “You’re a man, you’re all right: you don’t have to push a baby out. Now I am starting to think, crap. What am I gonna do after cycling? What career am I gonna have? Everyone’s buying a house, getting married, having kids and I’m still a bit of a nomad.”

Plots cycling domination: Flanders and worlds wins

VeloNews, Gregor Brown, 5 February 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

Lizzie Armitstead is on her way to winning the Ladies Tour of Qatar, but she wants more. Team Boels-Dolmans’ Brit wants to dominate the world by winning the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) and the world road championships in 2015.

Prospect of a 'Normal Job' and Packing for Life on the Road.

Total Woman Cycling, Heather Irvine, 23 January 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

Lizzie Armitstead is not only one of the world’s top road riders, she is funny and refreshingly down to earth too. We caught up with the Boels Dolman rider to talk about cycling, life after cycling and how one packs for life on the road.

Talking to a superstar in Women’sCycling, the World Road Cup and Commonwealth Games Champion Lizzie Armitstead

Velo UK, Velo UK, 7 January 2015
Posted by: Bitossi

It has been a stellar year for Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead. If winning the Women’s World Road Cup was not enough, Lizzie dominated the Commonwealth Games Road Race and was so close to adding a medal in the Road Worlds to that collection.

60 Seconds with Lizzie Armitstead

total Women's Cycling, Heather Irvine, 24 October 2014
Posted by: Bitossi

Lizzie Armitstead is one of the most talented road riders in the world. We caught up with her at the recent launch of women’s cycling retailer Bella Velo to find out what makes her tick.

60 Seconds With Lizzie Armitstead Ahead of The Women's Tour.

Total Cycling UK, Heather Irvine, 1 May 2014
Posted by: Bitossi

Lizzie Armitstead proves the injuries that plagued her during the 2013 season are well and truly behind her as she leads the UCI World Cup ranking by 160 points and heads into the inaugural Women’s Tour one of the favourites.

Targets Women’s Tour of Britain success after race awarded prestigious UCI status.

Road Cycling UK, Colin Henrys, 25 October 2013
Posted by: Bitossi

British road race champion, Lizzie Armitstead, will be gunning for success at the Women’s Tour of Britain next year after it was awarded the prestigious 2.1 status by the UCI.

Lizzie Armitstead, Olympic cycling silver medallist, emine saner, 4 August 2012
Posted by: McK

Lizzie Armitstead broke away from the pack in the women's road race with 45km to go – a gutsy move that won her Team GB's first medal. Suddenly she is a sporting celebrity, and finds herself wondering if she could have won gold

Garmin-Cervélo’s rising star, Jered Gruber, 16 December 2010
Posted by: lucybears

Lizzie Armitstead only started riding at the ripe old age of sixteen but a quick, emphatic rise to the top, first on the track and then on the road, has seen the former Cervélo TestTeam rider and 2011 Garmin-Cervélo signee emerge as one of the next big talents in women's cycling.

"Falling off your bike is the most embarrassing thing possible, and I have done that a few times", 14 October 2010
Posted by: lucybears

We caught up with Commonwealth Games road race silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead to discover her love of Roger Federer and mattresses.

"A chip butty from an Otley chippy!", 16 February 2009
Posted by: lucybears

Young British track star Lizzie Armitstead (Lotto-Belisol) goes into the World Track Cycling Championships in Poland next month as one of the favorites to take the coveted rainbow jersey.

"I didn’t think it would be three golds!", Kim Blythe, 19 November 2008
Posted by: lucybears

Lizzie Armitstead stole the show at the World Cup Classic in Manchester, winning three golds for Great Britain. She was part of the record breaking women’s squad which became the first team to win every World Cup women’s track event in a single race meeting.

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