Lizzie Armitstead

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In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Oh, the drama! Nibali takes stage win, Kruijswijk crashes, plummets to third overall as Chaves moves into pink at Giro d’Italia; Devenyns wins stage and takes Baloise Belgium Tour lead; Two years after devastating injury, Taylor Phinney wins US national time trial championship; Carmen Small wins US time trial championship; […]


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In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Lizzie Armitstead extends contract with Boels-Dolmans for two years; Class over kilos: The promising return of Carlos Betancur; Hidden motors: UCI defends current testing protocol; WADA suspends the accreditation of the Bloemfontein Laboratory; Vuelta announces wildcard teams; The team tipping point theory; Dave Brailsford: ‘Leicester City triumph is just a […]


Lizzie Armitstead extends contract with Boels-Dolmans for two years

After winning the world championship road race in Richmond last year, some publications falsely reported that Lizzie Armitstead intended to retire after the Rio Olympics this July. She set the record straight earlier this spring, and today’s news coming from the Boels-Dolmans team makes that even clearer. The team announced today that the 27-year-old world […]


UK’s top female cyclists speak out about sexist behavior within British Cycling

British Cycling is rife with sexist behaviour and prejudice is the common message coming from UK’s top female cyclists. After being controversially dropped from the Olympic programme last month, track cyclist Jessica Varnish has come forward and opened up about the real reasons her contract was not renewed. While British Cycling insists that the decision […]


Five conclusions after five Women’s WorldTour races

As we’re heading toward the sixth round of the Women’s WorldTour next week at the Fleche Wallone, it’s time to reflect a little bit on the first five races of this new women’s cycling series. Looking back at the start of the inaugural Women’s WorldTour, five conclusions can be drawn. 1. Unrivalled thus far, Boels-Dolmans is the team […]


Boels-Dolmans’ recipe for success

The Boels-Dolmans team seems untouchable this season. They have won every event in the UCI Women’s WorldTour (WWT), and the series’ leader and world champion Lizzie Armitstead’s main competitor in the WWT rankings is her own teammate Chantal Blaak. While Wiggle High5’s Emma Johansson came close to taking a win away from Boels-Dolmans this past weekend, all other […]

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In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Landa wins the second stage of Tour of the Basque Country; One of Paris-Roubaix’s cobbled sectors may be removed due to mud; Bertine hospitalised after crash in Mexico race; Sagan, Armitstead lead UCI World Tour rankings; The Oppy — slaying sleep monsters to chase an Australian women’s 24 […]


Photo gallery: Lizzie Armitstead takes the win in ‘dream race’ Flanders

It might have been the very first springlike day in Belgium, with temperatures reaching 20 degrees Celsius, that didn’t make yesterday’s Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen) any less difficult. Although the first part of the race was quite uneventful, the tempo picked up after seventy minutes, never to slow down again. Just ahead of the second-to-last climb on […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan solos to his first Monument success at the Tour of Flanders; Lizzie Armitstead wins the Tour of Flanders with a bike throw; Michael Matthews wins the Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja; Ion Izagirre claims the GP Miguel Indurain; Cyril Gautier wins Paris-Camembert; Greg Van Avermaet out of Paris-Roubaix and Amstel […]


Lizzie Armitstead wins Flanders by a bike throw

She had been outspoken about wanting the win, and after an already dominant start to the season, there was little doubt that Lizzie Armitstead would be victorious in Flanders. But Wiggle-High5’s Emma Johansson sure didn’t make it easy for Armitstead and ultimately came down to a bike throw, with Armitstead edging out Johansson by little more […]