Armitstead: I'd be disappointed with anything less than Olympic gold

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) is in a very different place heading towards this year's Olympic Games in Rio compared to her debut in London in 2012. Back then, a nervous 23-year-old had spent just one full season on the road as she prepared for London, where she surpassed expectations by winning the silver medal. In stark contrast, as she finalises her preparation for Rio, she is the reigning world champion with an impressive seven victories from 14 race days in 2016 – including her recent overall win at the Aviva Women's Tour.

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