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"
Lizzie Armitstead claimed Great Britain's first medal with silver in the women's road race on Sunday and her parents said they always had confidence she could bring home a medal.
Speaking about their daughter's success on Daybreak, John and Carol Armitstead said: "We were confident and we had faith in Lizzie.
"All of our family are 100 per cent behind her and everybody's part of this success."