Exclusive: Lizzie Armitstead on her determination to make it to the top of cycling

World champion Lizzie Armitstead sits down with Cycling Weekly to talk about her cool determination to make it to the very top of the sport

Lizzie Armitstead wins the 2015 Womens World Road Championships (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Britain’s road world champion sits by Monaco’s Porte Fontvieille where some of the principality’s less showy super-yachts are moored under the gaze of St Nicholas Cathedral.

Down to earth and unpretentious, Lizzie Armitstead could be seen as out of place amid the moneyed grandeur of her chosen home.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.