Lizzie Armitstead: 'It was a goose-pimple moment' at the Tour de Yorkshire

World champion Lizzie Armitstead returns home to Yorkshire but misses out at the women's race from Otley to Doncaster

Lizzie Armitstead at the finish of the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire women's race

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Lizzie Armitstead has said it was "a goose-pimple moment" to line up as world champion in her home town of Otley for the Tour de Yorkshire women's race.

Although the 27 year-old didn't win the race - that honour and the £15,000 prize for first place went to Dutchwoman Kirsten Wild (Hitec-Products) after a bunch sprint in Doncaster - Armitstead spoke of the joy of racing on her home roads in the rainbow jersey.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.