International Cycling

Armitstead crashes after winning stage

2015-06-17 18:08

London - Britain's Lizzie Armitstead crashed after winnning the first stage of the Women's Tour on home soil and was taken to hospital, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

Armitstead, the Commonwealth road race champion and Olympic silver medallist in 2012, fell about 100m after the finish line as she celebrated victory and was given oxygen at the scene of the accident in Aldeburgh.

"Best wishes to Britain's Lizzie Armitstead who won has won stage one of the Women's Tour but has crashed after the finish line," British cycling said on Twitter.

Armitstead is the favourite for the race in the absence of the injured Marianne Vos and current world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot.

The Women's Tour is made up of five stages in eastern England.

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