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London 2012: Lizzie Armitstead flowers in the rain with quick silver

As a teenager Lizzie Armitstead was an admirer of her fellow Yorkshirewoman and Otley Cycling Club member, the late Beryl Burton, perhaps the most talented cyclist these shores had produced until Bradley Wiggins fulfilled his promise. Here, however, the 23-year-old achieved a feat Burton was denied the chance of due to the late admission of […]

Crampton – Out of my hands

Matt Crampton: says he has done all he can to impress selectors Matt Crampton admits his bid for an Olympic place is out of his control with Team GB again set to experiment with their men’s team sprint line-up at the Track Cycling World Championships. The 25-year-old is set to ride in the keirin and […]

Shanaze Reade: ‘My head got swayed and I thought I was a rock star’

“I can’t wait,” Shanaze Reade says, her eyes opening wide in anticipation of a new year which has had a buildup like no other in British sport. There have been moments, ever since London was awarded the Olympic Games, when “2012” has seemed more like an overwhelming sporting obsession than a change of calendar.Yet, now […]