Lizzie Armitstead ends retirement speculation with contract renewal

The world champion's Boels-Dolmans team announced a new two-year contract that will see Armitstead ride beyond the Olympic Games

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Lizzie Armitstead seems to have ended speculation about her future by signing a two-year contract extension at her current team Boels-Dolmans.

The news announced on the team website and states the new contract will take her through to the end of 2018, when the world champion will celebrate her 30th birthday.

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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.