Armitstead: No 'grudge match' with Cooke

Lizzie Armitstead, British track national championships 2011, day four

London 2012 Olympic Games road race hopeful Lizzie Armitstead has said that there will be no 'grudge match' between herself and defending Olympic champion Nicole Cooke.

Armitstead told the Yorkshire Evening Post that she had spoken with British team-mate Cooke after accusing her of "riding for herself" at the 2011 road race world championships and that she had never seen Cooke "work for a team-mate".

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.