Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead In Hospital After Women's Tour Crash

Team GB's Lizzie Armitstead is in hospital following a crash after she won the first leg of the Women's Tour in Aldeburgh.

The 26-year-old Olympic silver medallist raised her arms in celebration after crossing the finish line but crashed into race director Mick Bennett moments later.

Armitstead was given oxygen and an IV drip after the crash and put in a neck brace before being loaded into an ambulance, leaving her teammates to collect her winner's jersey.

Reporter Ellis Barker told the East Anglian Daily Times: "The fall caused several crashes behind her.

"Paramedics are currently giving her gas and air and I think she may have broken something. She looks seriously injured. They’ve put a neck brace on and she’s on a drip. It was awful."

British Cycling have since released a statement:

More to follow.

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