Tag: Lizzie Armitstead

Tour of Qatar: Lizzie Armitstead wins

Commonwealth champion Lizzie Armitstead claimed the overall victory of the women’s Tour of Qatar by winning Friday’s final stage.

The 26-year-old Briton beat Australia’s Chloe Hosking in a sprint finish after an 85km race from Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche.

Boels Dolmans rider Armitstead had won Thursday’s third stage to move into the lead for the first time in Qatar.

Armitstead finished 12 seconds ahead of Hosking in the overall rankings.

“We did it! Three out of four stages and the overall victory in Tour of Qatar,”¬†Armitstead tweeted.

“Very proud of Boels Dolmans we rode as a team from start to finish!”

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Glasgow 2014: Lizzie Armitstead & Emma Pooley win gold and silver

England’s Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Pooley claimed gold and silver in the 98km women’s road race at the Commonwealth Games.

Armitstead, 25, overhauled Pooley with 7km to go to win her first gold after silver medals at Delhi in 2010 and the London Olympics two years ago.

Pooley, 31, who now retires from cycling, cried as she crossed the line for her second silver of the Games.

South Africa’s Ashleigh Pasio was third and Scotland’s Katie Archibald seventh.

Armistead becomes the first English woman to win a road race title at the Commonwealths.

She summed up the achievement as “special, surreal”, adding: “This is something I have always dreamed about; it means so much to me. I am always a runner-up.”

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