>>>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 established herself as the dominant rider on the international women’s road racing scene, having won the 2014 and 2015 UCI Women’s World Cup series and taken the 2015 road race World Championship.

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: 2015 road world champion | 2015 World Cup | 2014 World Cup | 2014 Ronde van Drenthe | 2012 Ghent Wevelgem | 2011 British title | 2009 track world champion

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Lizzie Armitstead wins the 2015 Womens World Road Championships

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Lizzie Armitstead’s 2015 season was truly fantastic, with an early-season victory at the Tour of Qatar followed up by wins at Trofeo Alfredo Binda, the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic and…

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Lizzie Armitstead tops the podium, British Road National Championships 2015

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Before she wrapped up the UCI Women’s World Cup and stormed to victory at the World Championships, Lizzie Armitstead reclaimed her British National Championships title in Lincoln. Having lost her…

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Tour of Flanders

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Lizzie Armitstead had a magnificent 2015, winning the Tour of Qatar, coming second in the inaugural women’s Strade Bianche, followed by third in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and victories in Trofeo Alfredo Binda…

22 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 17 : Digne-les-Bains - Pra Loup
1st : GESCHKE Simon (GER) Giant - Alpecin
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

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