Lizzie Armitstead considering retirement from cycling at the end of 2016

Brit says she doesn't feel the need to repeat successes in her career after World Cup and World Championships wins this year

Lizzie Armitstead wins the 2015 Womens World Road Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

Lizzie Armitstead has admitted that she is considering retirement at the end of 2016 even though it would mean bowing out from the very top of the sport.

The new world champion, who won the rainbow jersey in Richmond, USA, last Saturday, explained that she did not feel the need to repeat her victories in the World Championships and World Cups over the rest of her career.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.