Lizzie Armitstead: I knew I could win the Nationals on Michaelgate

Third win in five years for the Boels-Dolmans rider.

Lizzie Armitstead admitted she had faith in her climbing ability after she used it to solo to a third British Road Race title in five years in Lincoln this afternoon.

Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) launched her race-winning attack on the fourth of five ascents of the famed Michaelgate climb, and crossed the line nearly two minutes ahead of surprise runner-up Alice Barnes ( Brentjens).

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.