Lizzie Armitstead out of Women’s Tour after finish line crash

Lizzie Armitstead taken to hospital after Aviva Women's Tour finish line crash leaves her injured

Lizzie Armitstead wins Women's Tour 2015, stage one

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) was taken to hospital by air ambulance following a crash immediately over the finish line at stage one of the 2015 Aviva Women’s Tour.

Armitstead had just won the 112 km opening stage and was celebrating when she came down, hitting a group of officials and photographers. She had not braked at the time of impact.

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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.