04 October 2020 12:32

[I knew I had won] In the last 500 metres.

"I just felt the moment, and I think that comes from having confidence of being in this team and having directors who allow us to race on instinct. There's no fear of failure. It was Ellen who said to me: 'Lizzie, you have to go on La Redoute', and I did, and didn't look back, and I just won. [I knew I had won] In the last 500 metres. It was really close, Grace Brown was coming up really hot behind me and I knew how good of a time trialist she is and I was getting more and more legless.

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I'm just really delighted! "It's been an up and down year for everybody, personally and professionally, and credit to my team-mates, staff and sponsors that I'm just able to focus on being a professional athlete because there are so many other things just now that are so difficult. This is the simple part and I'm supported by the best team in the world so I feel lucky."