Lizzie Armitstead seals World Cup with GP Plouay victory

Lizzie Armitstead wins World Cup decider in dramatic final sprint victory, equalling Nicole Cooke’s World Cup record.

Lizzie Armitstead in the 2014 Tour of Flanders

(Image credit: Watson)

Lizzie Armitstead became the first British women to win the Women’s Road Cup World in two consecutive years today, sprinting to win the GP Plouay Bretagne on Saturday.

Her over all success is more surprising after losing the leader’s jersey last week when her sprint was baulked by a crash, leaving her trailing the favourite Anna van der Breggen by 21 points.

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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.