Great Britain qualifies three places for women's Olympic road race and one for time trial

Union Cycliste Internationale publishes list of places allocated to nations for the 2016 Olympic Games women's road race and time trial events

Lizzie Armitstead in the Rio 2016 Team GB kit (Photo: Team GB/Adidas)

Great Britain has qualified for three places in the women's road race at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, in August. It means that world champion Lizzie Armitstead will go into the race with the support of two compatriots.

The UCI published the list of places qualified by each country (National Oympic Committee) on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to three places in the women's road race, GB has also qualified for one spot in the women's time trial.

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