Lizzie Deignan

Olympic medallist and track and road racing champion

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Formerly number one of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Tour rankings, Lizzie Deignan is an Olympic speaker and professional track and road racing cycling champion. Lizzie now spends lots of time as an Olympic speaker where she discusses the importance of teamwork and leadership. Lizzie believes that many sports related topics perfectly intertwine with businesses and similar approaches are needed to be successful.

In 2016 Lizzie defended her Trofeo Alfredo Binda title to claim her second UCI World Tour win of the season. She crossed the line one second in front of American Boels-Dolmans team-mate Megan Guarnier. The win was Lizzie’s fifth in a row in races that she completed.

Overall, Lizzie is a five time medalist at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships which included one in the team pursuit where she showcased elite levels of teamwork with her partners Wendy Houvenaghel and Joanna Rowsell. Lizzie also expresses the importance of peak performance and dealing with pressure from both a sports and business perspective.

Lizzie has won countless medals and tour events, her greatest achievements include a road race silver at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Here, Lizzie became the first British athlete to win a medal at the home Olympics. She also won the road race gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a silver four years earlier at the same event.

At the Cycling World Cup, Lizzie has won an astonishing nine gold medals. The most impressive thing about this feat is that Lizzie won all nine gold medals over two world cups between 2008 and 2009. Winning team pursuits, scratch race and points race, Lizzie has shown to be an extremely versatile cyclist.

As a speaker, Lizzie uses her cycling experiences to motivate her audiences. She has fantastic presenting skills and humour which ensure her speeches are both intriguing and educational. Lizzie often discusses the aforementioned topics but also touches on maximising success.

To book Lizzie Deignan for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When speaking at events, Lizzie is known to discuss topics such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Dealing with Pressure
  • Achieving Goals
  • Sporting Success

Over the course of her wonderful career, Lizzie has earned the following achievements:

  • One gold medal at the Commonwealth Games
  • One gold medal at the World Championships
  • Nine gold medals at the UCI Track World Cup
  • Two yellow jerseys in two road race tours
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