14 November 2019

Cycling: Armitstead crashes on Day 2 in Melbourne

November 21, 2008

Lizzie Amitstead has crashed on day 2 of the World Cup event in Melbourne. The 19 year old was racing in the points race heat when she fell, requiring nine stitches because of it.

It’s a disappointing blow after such a good start to the event winning gold on day one in the women’s scratch race. It will now be an anxious wait to see if Armitstead is fit to race in the team pursuit tomorrow. She will be hoping to race with Katie Colcough and Jo Roswell, the same trio who won the event in Manchester last month.

Colcough was also racing in the points race and qualified for the final but only managed an 11th place finish which gets her one point.

The three-day Melbourne competition is the second of five Track World Cup events this season with the first taken place in manchester last month. The remaining events are to be held in Columbia, Beijing and Copenhagen before the World Championships in Pruszkow, Poland in March.

Louise Hudson, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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