Otley welcomes home Lizzie

A procession of cyclists has welcomed home Olympic medallist Lizzie Armitstead.

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Family pride for Armitstead

West Yorkshire cyclist Lizzie Armitstead will go down in the history books after wining Team GB's first medal of the London 2012 Olympics.

Lizzie Armitstead

Armitstead's day in pictures

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.

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Armitstead family: "so proud" of silver medallist

Lizzie Armitstead's family have expressed their delight after she claimed Great Britain's first medal of London 2012.

The cyclist from West Yorkshire, who did not get into cycling until she was 16, claimed silver in the women's road race after a sprint finish on the Mall.

"It is more than we can have hoped for."

– Carol Armitstead, Lizzie's mother

Her grandmother, Marjorie Dunn, sporting a t shirt with "I'm Lizzie's Grandma" emblazoned across the front, added: "A granddaughter who is an Olympian is something very, very special."

"I was disappointed and delighted - I knew she wanted the gold. I am tearful, I am delighted."

– Ray Dunn, Lizzie's grandfather


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