Armitstead: I'm not the favourite for brutal Rio Olympics road race

Lizzie Armitstead admits the Rio Olympic road race course does not suit her, although she believes she is still capable of winning

Lizzie Armitstead wins the 2015 Womens World Road Championships

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Lizzie Armitstead insists that her new status as world champion does not mean she is favourite to win gold at next year's Olympic road race, but she still thinks she is capable of winning.

The Brit, who won the rainbow stripes in Richmond in September, told Sky Sports News HQ that the course in Rio more suits the climbers in the peloton.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.