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Lizzie Deignan "excited and motivated" by Tour de Yorkshire 2019

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As Lizzie Armitstead, she won the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire competition almost a minute ahead of her rival competitors.

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Lizzie Armitstead wins British Cycling Championship

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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.

Lizzie Armitstead pulls out of Women's Tour after finish line smash

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:

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Laura Trott: I hope Lizzie is alright

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:

Lizzie Armitstead airlifted to hospital after crash in Women's Tour

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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.

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"

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