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Lizzie Armitstead: Lance Armstrong's actions '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"


Olympians light up the ice

Lizzie Armitstead Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Yorkshire Olympians, Ed Clancy, Luke Campbell and Lizzie Armitstead, will be launching the third Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen's York Outlet.

Ed Clancy Credit: Press Association

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.

Luke Campbell Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.


Olympics: Lizzie Armitstead misses out on medal

Otley's Lizzie Armitstead has been back on her bike just three days after winning silver in the women's road race.

The 23-year-old began her time trial just before 1 o'clock this afternoon and back home in Otley family members, including her grandad Ray Dunn, were glued to the television.

Sadly she couldn't repeat her heroics of Sunday afternoon, finishing in a time of 39 minutes, 26 seconds, well outside the medals in 9th.

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