„You can talk about fitness but the element people forget about and which has to come first is tenacity. You need that attitude and determination to commit to what you’re doing. It’s not always easy. That tenacity serves you well in races too. I do overload effort in training so when I get to races it all feels easier. I know if I am in pain others will be in pain too.“
"Lizzie Deignan: 10 ways to become a better cyclist this summer" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/lizzie-deignan-10-ways-become-better-cyclist-summer/, The Telegraph (30 June 2017).