Lizzie Armitstead

>>>Lizzie Armitstead profile and results

Nationality: British
Date of birth: 18/12/1988
From: Otley, Yorkshire
Height: 1.68m
Weight: 57kg
Team: Boel-Dolmans
Twitter: @L_Armitstead

Lizzie Armitstead has been the dominant female rider of the early part of the 2014 season and currently leads the World Cup competition having finished no worse than second in any of the four rounds so far. Armiststead won the opening Ronde Van Drenthe in March and has since placed second at the Trofeo Binda, Tour of Flanders and Fleche Wallonne.

All this after a difficult season in 2013 when the British rider struggled to focus after the London Olympics where she won silver in the road race behind Marianne Vos.

Having graduated through the British Cycling system, Armitstead turned her back on international track racing after 2009 track world championships. She was part of the team that won gold in the women’s team pursuit and had won several gold medals at World Cups that year.

Her heart however was in road racing, and as soon as she began to focus on that with the Cervelo Test Team in 2010, she quickly starting amassing a strong list of results.

Major results: 2014 Ronde van Drenthe | 2012 Ghent Wevelgem | 2011 British title | 2009 track world champion