Lizzie Armitstead made to sweat for team gold at the Road World Championships in Doha
Sweltering conditions turned the opening day of the Road World Championships in Doha into an ordeal by heat but recently married Lizzie Deignan (formerly Armitstead) and her Boels-Dolmans team came through the time trial with flying colours.
Deignan, who was controversially allowed to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics despite missing three drugs tests, was racing for her Dutch paymasters and switches to represent Britain on Monday, when she will be targeting a successful defence of her road race world title.
On Sunday, the extraordinary temperatures took a toll on the competitors, who raced... read more
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