Lizzie Armitstead wins Omloop van het Hageland

Lizzie Armitstead takes her first win of the 2014 season - also the first 2014 win for her Boels-Dolmans squad

(Image credit: Richard Abraham)

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) took her first victory of the 2014 season on Sunday, winning the Omloop van het Hageland in Belgium.

Armistead and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) had escaped from their rivals to contest a two-way sprint, with the British champion coming out on top. Audrey Cordon (Hitec) completed the podium in third.

It's the second time that Armitstead has won the UCI 1.2-ranked race after claiming the victory in 2012.

"We have worked hard as a team today," Armitstead said after the finish. "I knew I had strong legs in recent races. My goal this season was to win more... and this is a good first result. "

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