From Burton to Armitstead: Britain's road race world champions

In celebration of Lizzie Armitstead's win in the World Championships, we look at the six British professional riders who have worn the rainbow stripes on the road, and give a special mention to Britain's two amateur World Champions

This year Lizzie Armitstead took a hard-earned and well-deserved victory in the Road Race World Championships. In so doing she became the fourth woman and sixth British rider in total to wear the coveted rainbow stripes.

From dominant displays to the epitome of marginal gains, each race was very different but gave the same outcome: a British rider beating their peers to be crowned as the best rider in the world at that time (although this perhaps isn't the best measure).

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