Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show

Philip Deignan LIVE

Join Philip at the Show Theatre at 3pm on Saturday 2nd and 12pm on Sunday 3rd March

Earlier this year Irishman Philip Deignan announced his retirement from professional cycling after a 14-year professional career.

Deignan, husband of former world champion Lizzie, rode for Team Sky from 2014 to the end of the 2018 season but retired from the team at 35 years old.

Deignan said: “With a combination of sadness but also a huge sense of pride and optimism I would like to announce my retirement from professional cycling. As a 15-year-old riding on the roads around Donegal I never dreamt that I would go on to make the sport I love my job for 14 years.”

Deignan won the 2004 Ronde de l'Isard and turned professional with AG2R in 2005, before joining the Cervelo Test Team in 2008. He then rode for RadioShack for one year in 2011, followed by two years at UnitedHealthcare. In 2014 he joined Team Sky, where he rode as a domestique.

During his career, Deignan rode 11 Grand Tours and picked up two professional wins, including a stage of the Vuelta a España in 2009 when he overcame Roman Kreuziger in a two-up sprint in Avila. He was the first Irishman to win a stage of a Grand Tour since Stephen Roche's victory in the 1992 Tour de France. Deignan went on to finish 9th overall at the 2009 Vuelta.

In 2016 Deignan married Lizzie Armitstead and their daughter Orla was born in September 2018. Lizzie Deignan will return to racing in 2019 after signing with the new Trek-Segafredo women’s team. After Deignan announced his retirement, she tweeted: “Will always be grateful to cycling for introducing me to the most honest and humble man I know. Congratulations.”

Deignan recently announced his next career as a coach with Panache Cycling.

Theatre Times Saturday


  • Major Sandy Hennis - 11:15am
  • Lee McConnell - 12:00pm
  • Jenny Meadows - 12:45pm
  • Marc Austin - 1:30pm
  • Dr Andrew Murray - 2:15pm
  • Phil Deignan - 3:00pm
  • Eilish McColgan - 3:45pm
  • Graeme Obree - 4:00pm

Theatre Times Sunday


  • Phil Deignan - 12:00pm
  • Eilish McColgan - 12:45pm
  • Brian Smith - 1.30pm
  • Jenny Meadows - 2:15pm
  • Marc Austin - 3:00pm
  • Graeme Obree - 3:45pm

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