Lizzie Deignan urges young riders to go for glory at Commonwealth Games

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Lizzie Deignan has urged younger England riders to take their chance in Australia after deciding not to defend her Commonwealth Games title on the Gold Coast.

The 29-year-old, who won the women’s road race in Glasgow in 2014, has chosen to ride for her professional team Boels Dolmans in Europe during the Games, which take place during cycling’s classics season.

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