16 November 2019

Cycling: Lizzie Armistead wins Gent-Wevelgem road race

March 28, 2012

With a strong solo ride, Lizzie Armitstead won the Gent-Wevelgem road race, on the first occasion the event has ever been staged for women.

Sunday’s win formed Armitstead’s second impressive victory of the year, after she claimed glory in the Omloop van het Hageland-Tielt-Winge in Belgium, on March 4.

The British cyclist, 23, is a big hope for Olympic gold at this summer’s road race in London, however she faces a battle with reigning Olympic champion Nicole Cooke for the position of leader in the GB team.

The pair had a public spat at the 2011 Road World Championships in Copenhagen, when leader Armitstead was held up by a crash and Cooke went on to try to win alone.

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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