Lizzie Armitstead extends World Cup lead after Sparkassen Giro

Barbara Guarischi takes second win in two days, as Armitstead finishes 11th to strengthen her overall World Cup lead

Lizzie Armitstead wins, British Road National Championships 2015

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Lizzie Armitstead finished in 11th place at the Sparkassen Giro today, extending her World Cup lead with the final three races approaching. The Commonwealth champion goes into the remaining events of the series with a clear lead over her nearest rivals.

The race was won by Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM), taking her second win in 24 hours, after success in the Prudential Ride London GP last night. The race consisted of eight laps of a largely urban 15-kilometre circuit around the North German city of Bochum, near Dortmund.

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