Lizzie Armitstead wins road race world championship

Published: Saturday 26th September 2015 by The News Editor

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Lizzie Armitstead described becoming women’s road race world champion as a “dream come true” after a stunning victory in Richmond.

The Otley rider defied the odds with a late charge to catch the race leaders and made her move on the final climb up Libby Hill, holding off Anna van der Breggen in a dramatic sprint finish at the UCI World Road Championships.

Armitstead is already Commonwealth champion as well as 2015 World Cup winner, but was clearly emotional having claimed the rainbow jersey.

“This is the big one, the most special thing in cycling,” she said.

“It’s a dream come true.”

Published: Saturday 26th September 2015 by The News Editor

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