Lizzie Armitstead
Date of birth: 18/12/1988
From: Otley, Yorkshire
Team: Boel-Dolmans
Previous teams: AA Drink-leontien.nl (2012), Garmin-Cervelo (2011); Cervelo Test Team (2010); Lotto-Belisol (2009); Halfords-Bikehut (2008); Global Racing (2007), Raleigh (2006)

Lizzie Armitstead career profile
Lizzie Armitstead has undergone a meteoric rise through the ranks from junior to fully fledged senior with wins on both the road and track in just three seasons. Armitstead is part of British Cycling’s Olympic Academy and is on the fast-track – literally – for success on the track and road at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The Yorkshire rider was a key part of Nicole Cooke’s winning road race team in the 2008 World Championships in Varese, Italy. However, her finest hour came at the Track World Cup in Manchester in November 2008 when she won three events to sensationally clinch a trio of golds – the points race, scratch race and as part of the 100% Me women’s team pursuit line-up. Armitstead won another gold medal in the scratch race in the Melbourne World Cup several weeks later. Crashing heavily in the points race, she recovered to take yet another medal in the team pursuit event.

Armitstead started her 2009 season with a flurry, winning two gold medals at the Copenhagen round of the Track World Cup, taking the scratch World Cup title in the process. Armitstead then took – potentially – the first of many World Championship titles in the team pursuit in Poland in 2009.

Armitstead enjoyed her strongest season on the road in 2010, with stage wins at two of the toughest women’s races – a stage of the Tour de l’Aude and three stages of the Tour de l’Ardeche.

In 2011, Armitstead won the British national road race title.

After electing to skip riding on the track at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Armitstead won silver in the women’s road race behind Marianne Vos of the Netherlands.

On the road, Armitstead has spent 2013 with Boels-Dolmans, during which she regained the National road title.

Lizzie Armitstead results
2014
Omloop van het Hageland
Ronde van Drenthe
Commonwealth Games road race
UCI Women’s World Cup overall

2013
British road race national champion

2012
Omloop van het Hageland
Ghent-Wevelgem
Olympic road race, silver

2011
Tour of Chongming Island; stage one
British road race national championships
Thüringen Rundfahrt; stage six
Thüringen Rundfahrt; points classification
National champion, points race
National champion, scratch race

2010
Tour de l’Aude; stage two
Tour de l’Ardeche; stage three
Tour de l’Ardeche; stage four
Tour de l’Ardeche; stage five
Route de France; stage six
Under-23 British road race national championships

2009
World champion, team pursuit
Track World Cup; team pursuit overall
Track World Cup; scratch race overall
Track World Cup, Copenhagen, scratch race gold
Track World Cup, Copenhagen, team pursuit gold
National champion, scratch race
National champion, points race
Giro Donne; young riders’ classification
Tour de l’Ardèche; stage six
Tour de l’Ardèche; points classification
Beveren-Prosperpolder
U23 National road race championships
Track World Cup, Manchester, points race
Track World Cup, Manchester, team pursuit

2008
Track World Cup, Manchester, points race gold
Track World Cup, Manchester, scratch race gold
Track World Cup, Manchester, team pursuit gold
Track World Cup, Melbourne, scratch race gold
Track World Cup, Melbourne, team pursuit gold
Tour de l’Ardeche, stage

2007
Circuit de Wallonie
Cheshire Classic; stage
Cheshire Classic; overall
National circuit race champion
European track champs, under-23 scratch race gold

2006
National circuit race champion
WCRA circuit race champion

Related links
Cycling Weekly’s Rider Profiles: Index

External link
Lizzie Armitstead’s website: www.lizziearmitstead.com