Elizabeth Armitstead crashes in the women's points race at the Melbourne world cup (November 2008)

Elizabeth Armitstead crashed out of the points race qualifier on day two of the Melbourne world cup, ruining her chances of winning another gold medal

According to the British Cycling website, Armitstead hit the deck hard, suffering a cut to her arm that needed eight stitches.

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