After tying the knot back in September 2016, Lizzie Deignan (formerly Armistead) is expecting her first child with husband Philip Deignan.
It’s been a crazy couple of years for the athlete after being cleared of anti-doping violations right before the Rio 2016 Olympics, to getting married, releasing her autobiography and now, expecting her first child.
Lizzie doesn’t plan to let her pregnancy get in the way of training though as she’s just received a new Watt Bike to see her through each trimester and keep her pins pedalling. And if you thought a child would slow the wheels of Lizzie, you’d be wrong as she later announced:
“I am also proud to announce that I am aiming to return to professional cycling in 2019 and 2020. I have been inspired by countless women who have shown how successful and feasible this challenge could be. My dream of becoming World Champion at home in Yorkshire is still my dream, I will just have more people to share the journey with. Thank you to those who have believed in me, my husband, family and friends who all support my dream. I will continue to ride for Boels Dolmans cycling team who have been the catalyst to success in my career, I hope to finish my career in 2020 at the pinnacle of my sport, the Tokyo Olympic Games. Bring it on!”
From all of us at Total Women’s Cycling, congratulations Lizzie!