Trek-Segafredo have announced that Lizzie Deignan will return to racing at the Amstel Gold Race which takes place on April 21st.
Following on from the birth of her daughter Orla in September 2018 and being out of competition for over a year, Lizzie is looking forward to making her racing comeback.
“I cannot wait to join the team and get back to racing,” said Deignan. “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 re-join the peloton. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to race in Europe before the end of the Classics season and then look forward to heading back to race on home roads in the Tour de Yorkshire the following week.
“It’s also fitting that the course for Yorkshire goes along some of the route that will be used for the World Championships this September which remains my main goal for the year as I would dearly love to win back the rainbow bands in front of a home crowd.”
Trek-Segafredo sports director, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg: “Personally, I am stoked to have Lizzie back with the team as of next week and I can tell that everybody in the team is feeling the same way, both riders and staff. I followed Lizzie’s preparations in the last months and I am confident that she will come back at a good level. The team is already very solid, and I am sure that adding Lizzie to the lineup will give the whole team an extra boost. So, yes, we are all very much looking forward to next week!”
Deignan will be lining up at the following races over the next weeks: Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour de Yorkshire, Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race.