Otley's Lizzie Deignan confirmed in GB team for UCI Road World Championships

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Otley-born Lizzie Deignan will seek a second world title after being named in the Great Britain team for the road race at the UCI Road World Championships later this month (September 2020).

Deignan, who has enjoyed recent victories at the GP Plouay and La Course, will contest the road race alongside Lizzy Banks, Alice Barnes, Hannah Barnes, Anna Henderson and Anna Shackley.

2019 UCI Road World Championships, Great Britain's Lizzie Deignan climbs Norwood Edge during the Women's Elite Road Race. Credit: PA

Banks, who finished alongside 2015 world champion Deignan on the podium at GP Plouay, will also compete in the time trial along with Alice Barnes, the current national champion in both events.

Based on what we know about the course, I am confident of a strong performance by our women's team at this year's road worlds.

Stephen Park, British Cycling Performance Director

The championships take place in Imola, Italy, from September 24-27.