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Armitstead wins Commonwealth Games gold

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Lizzie Armitstead wins the women's road race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Lizzie Armitstead wins the women's road race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (Image credit: AFP)
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Lizzie Armitstead flanked by Emma Pooley and Ashleigh Pasio on the podium of the Commonwealth Games women's road race.

Lizzie Armitstead flanked by Emma Pooley and Ashleigh Pasio on the podium of the Commonwealth Games women's road race. (Image credit: AFP)
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Lizzie Armitstead caught and passed England teammate Emma Pooley to win Commonwealth Games gold.

Lizzie Armitstead caught and passed England teammate Emma Pooley to win Commonwealth Games gold. (Image credit: AFP)

Lizzie Armitstead (England) put the pain of missing out four years ago behind her as she raced to Commonwealth Games gold in the women’s road race. Armitstead finished second to Australia’s Rochelle Gilmore in Delhi 2010, but was in formidable form in Glasgow.

 

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.