“Every day I think about Rio”: exclusive video with Lizzie Armitstead
From the Ella archives:
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We talked to the newly crowned world champion, Lizzie Armitstead, just minutes after she sprinted to rainbow glory this past weekend. She stated that winning something once is enough and while wearing the rainbow stripes are a dream come true, she’s already eyeing her next goal: Olympic gold in Rio. Earlier this season, we sat down with Lizzie and talked about her road to Rio.
Original post published June 24, 2015:
Last week, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolman) left the Aviva Women’s Tour after just one stage, following a disastrous crash beyond the finish line, which she had crossed first. A race favourite, Armitstead has been in good form all season and having to pull out of the tour like that was an utter disappointment.
But Armitstead has her eyes set on bigger goals. She’s currently recovering at home and preparing for the British National Championships at the end of the month, an important milestone on her road to the Olympic Games in Rio.
We caught up with Armitstead in this Ella exclusive video to talk about her consistent season, the win that got away, upcoming targets, the Rio Olympics and her definition of success – which just might surprise you.