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Lizzie Deignan Enters Cycling Folklore As Briton Wins Inaugural Edition Of Women's Paris-Roubaix

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Khandro | 09:18 Sun 03rd Oct 2021 | Sport
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'No British man has ever won Paris-Roubaix in the 125 years the race has been in existence. Yorkshire’s Lizzie Deignan managed it at the first attempt on Saturday, writing her name into cycling’s history books with a truly astonishing performance to triumph in the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes.

In total she had spent 82.5km of the 116.4km route on her own over large sections of gruelling [i] pavé [i]

There is still some way to go before the women have full equality. Deignan won just €1,535 (£1,313) for her efforts while the winner of Sunday’s men’s race will trouser €30,000.

But in a nice postscript, American bike manufacturer Trek said it would match the prize money for their men and women riders.'

The classic men's race today is now just under way.

No question (other than 'is the prize money fair?') Great achievement for Lizzie & Britain ?

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The race is well named 'The Hell of the North'...it certainly looked like it yesterday!
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It's pouring down at the moment for the men too

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