Otley's Lizzie Armitstead has won the Women's British Cycling Championship for a third time.
The 26-year-old was involved in a horror crash during the Tour of Britain earlier this month, but recovered in time to compete today in Lincoln.
Speaking to British Eurosport, she praised the crowds for their support saying she would head to Donegal, Ireland to celebrate with her boyfriend.
Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has tweeted to allay fears she had broken her leg following a horror smash just seconds after crossing the finish line of the Women's Tour in Suffolk.
The 26-year-old took to Twitter to confirm that she had not broken any bones and to thank hospital staff.
She will, however, not be taking any further part in the race, as she recuperates ahead of the National Cycling Championships later in the month:
I remember winning with the help of my team mates and then not much else, but I am ok, nothing broken just very sore, thank you for all your
kind messages and to the NHS staff who took care of me so well. I won't start tomorrow in the hope of recovering properly for the Nationals.
Cyclist Laura Trott says she hopes Lizzie Armitstead's injury which saw here airlifted to hospital following a crash on the first day of the Women's Tour is not too serious.
26-year-old Armitstead, from Otley, was raising her arms to celebrate winning the first stage of the race when she collided with someone inside the barriers:
Commonwealth champion Lizzie Armitstead has been airlifted to hospital after crashing in the Women's Tour. The 26-year-old, who's from Otley, was raising her arms to celebrate winning the first stage of the race when she collided with someone inside the barriers. It is thought she has broken her leg.
A representative from her team Boels Dolmas collected her winner's jersey on the podium on her behalf.
Probably shouldn't give the bullies the time of day but my opinion in my own words: what LA has done to the sport of cycling is unforgivable
Olympic medallist Lizzie Armitstead has slammed disgraced Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong on Twitter. She took to the social media site to brand his actions 'unforgivable'. Armstong was stripped of his seven Tour De France titles last year after being plagued by allegations of doping.
The Otley olympian anticipated negativity from supporters of Armstrong on the notoriously rowdy website and added: "I am happy the truth has come out for the good of cycling. I am not naive, cycling is not 100% clean but which sport is?
I am a part of a new generation of cyclists who compete honestly and quite rightly feel upset and disappointed that it is suddenly an expectation of me to be a politician. Cycling is a beautiful sport which I love... and [I] believe in everyone's right to an opinion"
Olympic cyclist Lizzie Armistead will be in Bradford today to take part in its celebation of cycling event. The silver medalist will be passing on her winning riding skills and techniques to youngsters at Lister Park.
Yorkshire Olympians, Ed Clancy, Luke Campbell and Lizzie Armitstead, will be launching the third Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen's York Outlet.
Olympic boxing champion Luke, from Hull, Double Olympic cycling champion Ed from Barnsley and Team GB's first medallist of London 2012 Lizzie who is from Otley will take centre stage on the ice to turn on the 30ft Christmas tree lights inn the centre of the North of England's largest ice rink.
Following this, visitors will be treated to exclusive performances from The Imperial Ice Stars - the internationally acclaimed Russian ice skating troupe. Fans of the Olympic athletes will also have the opportunity to meet them in the VIP area of the Ice Factor café from 7.15-8.15pm.
Tonight thousands lined the streets to welcome Olympic Silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead back to her home town. Huge downpours in Otley subsided just in time for the crowds - who had been inspired to saddle up themselves - to parade with Lizzie. Helen Steel reports.
Hundreds lined the streets of Otley to welcome Lizzie Armitstead after her Olympic cycling glory.
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