Lizzie Armitstead wins women's World Championship road race

Lizzie Armitstead wins thrilling sprint finale to take world title in Richmond, USA

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Lizzie Armitstead (Great Britain) out-sprinted Anna Van Der Breggen (Netherlands) to win the elite women’s UCI World Championships road race in Richmond on Saturday.

She becomes the fourth British woman to be crowned world champion, following in the footsteps of Beryl Burton, Mandy Jones and Nicole Cooke.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.