Sunday 29th July – Women’s Olympic Road Cycling

Superb!!! Team GB’s first medal!!!!!!!!!!!


Fantastic Lizzie Armitstead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reports from the BBC, The Telegraph and the Wharfedale Observer(amongst many).

Thanks to Michael Fryer for the newspapers’ headlines here.

Let’s go for a record number of comments!

  1. #1 by Rob of Wetherby on July 29, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    Yorkshire’s Finest. Freedom of the Town and life membership of Otley AC – I suggest?

  2. #2 by mick jeffrey on July 29, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    Fantastic result Lizzie, but with the power of John’s legs and Carol’s determination in your genes how could you fail

  3. #3 by Julian on July 29, 2012 - 3:15 pm

    So proud and pleased for Lizzie and all the family. Putting Otley and Yorkshire on the map. And no longer should anybody mis-spell Armitstead ever, ever again!

  4. #4 by Richard S on July 29, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    Congratulations to Lizzie and two very proud parents I imagine! Otley collects team GB’s first medal!

  5. #5 by Sarah fuller on July 29, 2012 - 3:57 pm

    Yay go lizzie, go otley! So chuffed for lizzie and all the family 🙂

  6. #6 by Michael F on July 29, 2012 - 4:04 pm

    Fantastic news! Congratulations to Lizzie and family

  7. #7 by reid haddow on July 29, 2012 - 4:35 pm

    you were fantastic Lizzie, i was hoping the Dutch Girl would have a puncture before the finishing line came, you were a credit to Otley, Yorkshire and England, hope mum and dad loved the race as much as we all did, what an inspiration to all of us down in Otley ac., you are a credit to team GB, And your Parents, well done lizzie!!!!
    “Up the Black and Whites”.

  8. #8 by Liam Dunne on July 29, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    Congrats Lizzie, John and Carol Fantastic race and an even better result. Very happy for all, absolute magic!

  9. #9 by Antonio Cardinale on July 29, 2012 - 5:55 pm


  10. #10 by Hannah Mallinson on July 29, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    Well done Lizzie, and congrats to the proud parents too. Was a fab race to watch but I bet being there was amazing so can’t wait to hear all from Carol.

  11. #11 by Jim Sneath on July 29, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    What a race! so exciting from start to finish. Whole Sneath family gripped throughout. Well done Lizzie. So pleased for you and whole family.

  12. #12 by Joanna Hobson on July 29, 2012 - 7:07 pm

    What an amazing race! Well done Lizzie, and congratulations to Carol and John you must be so proud!

  13. #13 by Colin Best on July 29, 2012 - 7:14 pm

    Congrats all round watched on big screen in Olympic park atmosphere fantastic and huge support and joy.
    Well done you couldn’t have done more!

  14. #14 by Debra Brown on July 29, 2012 - 7:51 pm

    Fabulous race Lizzie, what a result huge congrats, can’t wait to hera all about it from your mum whilst running soon

  15. #15 by Matt Podd on July 29, 2012 - 8:33 pm

    Just blown away to watch that much effort, skill and tactics. So pleased for Carol, John and the family. A fantastic result on a foul day. Many many congatulations to Lizzie. I got all emotional.
    Matt and Sally

  16. #16 by Tom Paget on July 29, 2012 - 9:08 pm

    Brilliant result. Well done, and congratulations John & Carol.

  17. #17 by Dale Foster on July 29, 2012 - 10:10 pm

    Ace ! Edge of the seat action. Totally WELL DONE !

  18. #18 by CAROLINE MARLER on July 29, 2012 - 10:17 pm

    Great to see The Junction put a banner up congratulating Lizzie so quickly!
    The experience of seeing Lizzie perform like that made me cry!

  19. #19 by John Dade on July 30, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Brilliant, Fantastic. Gripping race – had to go for a run to calm down. Hearing Lizzie interviewed after the race reminded me so much of Carol – enjoy your celebrations Lizzie, John, Carol and family. You deserve it.

  20. #20 by Laura Martin on July 30, 2012 - 7:45 am

    we all watched, we all screamed, we all cried! (well I did) Absolutely fantastic. If we feel this proud goodness knows how Carol and John feel. Congratulations Lizzie!

  21. #21 by Matt Broughton on July 30, 2012 - 8:08 am

    Amazing stuff. What an athlete. Appeared completely composed right to the finish. Congratulations.

  22. #22 by Tom Potter on July 30, 2012 - 8:27 am

    Well done to Lizzie and all the family.
    I woke up at 7:10am this morning and as normal switched Sky Sports news on whilst eating breakfast. Slightly bemused when the instance I turned the TV on John and Carol appeared on the Screen. Great interview, look complete naturals. I get the feeling it wont be your last TV appearance…. Saturday night prime time quiz show perhaps?!

  23. #23 by Hugh_P on July 30, 2012 - 9:29 am

    Well done to the Armitsteads. Time trial on Wednesday. Hope all goes well in that as well.

  24. #24 by Billy Rayner on July 30, 2012 - 9:46 am

    Well Done Lizzie. A cracking race. We’re all very
    proud of you.

  25. #25 by Chris Wordsworth on July 30, 2012 - 11:39 am

    Congratulations to Lizzie and family – a thrilling race!

  26. #26 by Julie Dorling on July 30, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    Congratulations lizzie a truly amazing performance must be that Yorkshire grit! John & carol I agree you are naturals on camera ! You must be very proud patents

  27. #27 by Liz Ashton on July 30, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    Congratulations to Lizzie and the Armitsteads! We were on the edge of our seats! What a thriller! Well done and good luck for the next one!

  28. #28 by Neil Reed on July 30, 2012 - 6:23 pm

    What a great race, determination and composure – a compelling and thrilling event to witness. Congratulations to Lizzy and her family

  29. #29 by Debra Brown on July 31, 2012 - 12:17 pm

    If anyone missed it Carol and John were on last night’s Look North at the beginning, and can watch on I-player

  30. #30 by john armitstead on July 31, 2012 - 6:59 pm

    Thanks to all of you. It was absolutely thrilling in the manner of its winning. We thought she was a sprinter – not a 20 mile time trialler! We are incredibly proud of her and glad to have brought her up amongst Otley AC runners so she could see the joy to be obtained from sport and the company of like minded people.
    by the way – read Simon’s report on the BG round – true Wordsworth!

  31. #31 by Matt Podd on July 31, 2012 - 7:19 pm

    John and Carol
    It must have been nervewracking for you, Carol and the family watching her come in. We are all so pleased for you. I’ve just watched it all again on i player – just wild, the last half is amazing. The speed they were going and how they went for it, with no news from behind. The most exciting bike race – possibly any race I have ever watched.
    Revel in the vicarious enjoyment – and send Lizzie all our congatulations. The American have debased this phrase But in a truly British manner” That was Totaly Awsome”
    Good luck for the TT
    Matt and Sally

  32. #32 by Liz Fawcett on August 1, 2012 - 9:35 pm

    Congratulations ,Lizzie ,Carol and John you must be so proud.What an inspirational athlete and character Lizzy is .

  33. #33 by Trevor Lambert on August 8, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    Great stuff Lizzie!
    You even inspired this old stager to get on the bike (for the first time in 2012).
    Well done indeed.
    Trevor (now external!)

  34. #34 by Trevor Lambert on August 8, 2012 - 5:21 pm

    I’m not sure what this is telling me!

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