In 2013, Lizzie joined the Dutch Boels-Dolmans Team alongside Director Sportif Danny Stam – and she hasn’t looked back since. The 2014 season got off to an incredible start, as she won the first UCI World Cup Race, and finished on the podium for the next three, ensuring she maintained her lead in the Series and was crowned the Champion of the Women’s 2014 World Cup series at Open de Suede Vargarda, shortly after claiming Gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Her great run of form on the road continued in 2015; winning the Tour of Qatar, three UCI World Cup races, and regaining both the UCI World Cup Series and National Champions jersey. It was her decisive victory in Richmond at the World Championships that cemented Lizzie as the best in the World though and granted her the honour of wearing the rainbow jersey for the 2016 season.
The year started in a similar vein with wins, podium finishes and achieving a lifelong goal of winning the prestigious Tour of Flanders. Lizzie followed that up with a brilliant display to win the Aviva Women’s Tour in her native Great Britain. Lizzie finished 5th on a brutal Olympic course in Rio and 4th at the World Championships in Qatar on a course that was not in her favour. Lizzie did, however, become a World Champion once more with her team Boels Dolmans who won the Team Time Trial.
Lizzie has also announced her signing with Boels-Dolmans through to 2018 confirming her desire to continue beyond 2016.
After being talent spotted by British Cycling aged just 15, Lizzie was initially a track rider. At her first UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Lizzie took home a hat-trick of Gold medals and has since gone on to claim nine additional Gold medals at the Track World Cup Series, also winning the World Champion Title in the Team Pursuit event.
Now fully focused on the road, Lizzie does still make time for the odd track appearance, and at the Revolutions series took her first victory of 2015 at the Manchester event in January, lapping the field twice in the Points race.
Lizzie took a season off racing in 2018 and with husband Philip had their first child, Orla, in the September. When she announced her pregnancy she also announced her desire to return to cycling at the highest level after having her baby. Lizzie joined the newly formed Trek Segafredo women’s road race team and made her return at the 2019 Amstel Gold, and followed this by winning the Women’s Tour during the summer. She continued to show her incredible determination and competed at the World Championships in Yorkshire in September in front of her home crowds.
During the ‘different’ season of 2020, Lizzie had some fantastic results winning GP de Plouay and La Course, finishing as the UCI WomensTour Leader. 2021 has a mixed start with illness, but she produced some great results winning the Tour de Suisse and top results in the Giro Donne and La Course alongside a strong performance in the Olympic road race, part of an exciting spectacle.
Without doubt an amazing day in her career was on Saturday 2nd October 2021, when Lizzie won the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes after pulling away from the peloton with more than 80km to go in a spectacular race. “I feel so incredibly proud – women’s cycling is at a turning point and today is part of history”, Lizzie said after her victory.
Lizzie is in wide demand for corporate appearances, especially after her success in 2015 and 2016, and with the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart and the subsequent Tour de Yorkshire being held in Yorkshire, her home county.