Lizzie Armitstead's Worlds win 'a landmark moment in our history', says British Cycling

British Cycling president pays tribute to new world champion after road race win

Lizzie Armitstead wins the 2015 Womens World Road Championships (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

British Cycling president Bob Howden has hailed Lizzie Armitstead's win in the UCI Road World Championships road race as "a landmark moment" in the organisation's history.

Armitstead sprinted to victory in Richmond, USA, to cap a remarkable season in which she successfully defended her World Cup title.

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