Armitstead wins first Team GB medal
16:05, Jul 29 2012
Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has won silver to claim Great Britain's first medal of London 2012 in the women's road race.
Armitstead was beaten to victory on The Mail by Marianne Vos of the Netherlands.
Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya was third at the end of a pulsating 140-kilometre race, which featured two climbs of Surrey's Box Hill.
With the peloton cast adrift, 23-year-old Armitstead, from Otley near Leeds, was in line for Britain's first medal of the home Games, but the question remained which colour.
Armitstead positioned herself behind the Dutchwoman entering the finishing straight but Vos was strong enough to hold off the Briton, who had to settle for second.
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