ELIZABETH Deignan, of Otley, (Trek-Segafredo) delivered a supreme performance on a historic day, soloing to a maiden triumph in the André Pétrieux velodrome in the first edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes.

The British star went for the very early move and covered the 29.2km of cobbles on her own, alone at the front.

Already a winner of Monuments like Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Ronde van Vlaanderen, world champion in 2015, also a winner of major one-day-races like La Course by Le Tour, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Strade Bianche Donne, Deignan survived all the traps of a muddy Hell of the North to take victory ahead of the Dutch icon Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma Women Cycling Team) and her Italian teammate Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo).

Overall, a truly magnificent triumph for Deignan and te community of Otley should be proud of their local hero.