Lizzie Armitstead "willing to lose in order to win" World Championships

Great Britain's Lizzie Armitstead explains how she won the rainbow jersey at the 2015 Road World Championships

Lizzie Armitstead wins the 2015 Womens World Road Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

Lizzie Armitstead admitted that she thought her chances of a rainbow jersey at the 2015 World Championships were over during the breathtaking final lap of the women's road race.

Armitstead was the sole British rider in the peloton over a minute behind nine lead riders with 15km of the Richmond course remaining but she rode tactically superb finale to bring herself back into contention and dispatch her rivals in a thrilling end to the race.

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