Armitstead's day in pictures

Lizzie Armitstead
Great Britain's Lizzie Armitstead with her Silver medal following the Women's Road Race Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Lizzie Armitstead from Otley in West Yorkshire won Britain's first medal in the home Olympics. We take a look at her day in pictures.

Cycling fans in Surrey
Cycling fans chalk the name of Lizzie Armitstead on the road at Mickleham village, Surrey, prior to the Women's Road Race. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire
Lizzie Armistead
Great Britain's Lizzie Armitstead during the race on The Mall Credit: John Giles/PA Wire.
Lizzie Armistead
Lizzie (left) as she crosses the line on the Mall to take silver Credit: John Giles/PA Wire.
Lizzie Armistead
Head bowed, Lizzie crosses the line after an exhausting sprint finish Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.
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Lizzie celebrates as she stands on the podium Credit: John Giles/PA Wire.
Podium on the Mall
Lizzie is joined on the podium by Olympic champion Holland's Marianne Vos (centre) and bronze medallist Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire.
Lizzie Armistead
Lizzie shows off Team GB's first medal of the London Olympics. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.