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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Lizzie Armitstead will be onboard this open-top bus in Otley as the town welcomes her home - and congratulates the cyclist on her Olympic silver medal.
The Olympic celebrations continue as Otley prepares to welcome home Lizzie Armitstead. The 23-year-old cyclist picked up silver at the London games - the first medal for team GB. She'll lead an open top bus parade through the town this evening - before a civic presentation in her honour.
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.