Armitstead scoops first GB medal

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

As Otley cyclist Lizzie Armitstead wins Great Britain's first medal of the Olympics, having come second in the Women's Road race, we take a look back at her career to date.

1988: Born December 18, in Otley, Yorkshire.

2005: Claims scratch race silver medal at junior Track Cycling World Championships.

2007: Wins scratch race gold and points race silver at under-23 European Track Championships.

2008: September - Wins scratch race and team pursuit gold and points race silver at under-23 European Track Championships. Plays a key role in helping Nicole Cooke win the World Championships road race in Varese, Italy, as Cooke becomes the first cyclist to take the World Championship and Olympic titles in the same year.

October 31 - Wins scratch race at Track World Cup in Manchester.

November 1 - Wins points race at Track World Cup in Manchester.

November 2 - Triumphant in team pursuit with Joanna Rowsell and Katie Colclough at Track World Cup in Manchester.

November 20 - Victory in scratch race at Track World Cup in Melbourne.

November 22 - Claims team pursuit gold at Track World Cup in Melbourne with Rowsell and Colclough.

2009: February - Wins team pursuit and scratch race at Track World Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark.

March - Wins Track Cycling World Championships team pursuit title in Pruszkow, Poland with Joanna Rowsell and Wendy Houvenaghel. Adds silver in the scratch race and bronze in the points race.

May - Wins first stage of Tour de l'Aude.

June - Finishes second to Cooke at British Championships road race.

July - Wins best young rider classification at women's Tour of Italy.

September - Finishes third overall in Tour de l'Ardeche after winning the points classification and stage six.

November - Wins Track World Cup team pursuit in Manchester with Houvenaghel and Rowsell. Adds points race gold.

2010: March 25 - Silver in Track Cycling World Championships team pursuit in Copenhagen, Denmark with Houvenaghel and Rowsell.

March 27 - Silver in the omnium at the Track Cycling World Championships in Copenhagen.

June - Finishes second to Emma Pooley at British Championships road race.

September - Wins three stages and points classification at Tour de l'Ardeche.

October - Silver in Commonwealth Games road race in Delhi.

2011: June - Wins British Championships road race.

July - Wins stage six and points classification at Thuringen Rundfahrt.

September - Finishes seventh in World Championships road race in Copenhagen and later criticises Cooke for "riding for herself".

November - Announces intention to focus on road at London 2012.

2012: March - Wins Omloop van het Hageland and Ghent-Wevelgem one-day races.

June 21 - Confirmed in British team for her first Olympics.

July 29 - Wins silver medal in London Olympic Games road race, beaten in a sprint finish on The Mall by Holland's Marianne Vos.