The men’s road cycling time-trials takes place on Wednesday 1 August, starting at 2.15pm and taking riders on a 44km route starting and finishing at the historic Hampton Court Palace in south-west London.
Praise for the British Cycling Podium Programme rider has been coming in from all quarters, with accolades from Lizzie’s family, important figures in the world of sport and locals from Lizzie’s hometown of Otley, West Yorkshire, following her silver medal in the women's road race.
Lizzie Armitstead spoke of her shock and elation after winning Great Britain’s, and cycling’s, first medal of London 2012, taking silver in the Women's Road Race in a thrilling rain-soaked sprint on the Mall behind Dutch rider Marianne Vos.
Great Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead produced the ride of a lifetime to win silver and Team GB’s first medal of the 2012 Olympic Games as an absorbing women’s road race concluded with a three way sprint at The Mall.
Great Britain worked hard to control the chase after two large breakaway groups coalesced as the race headed back to London following nine laps of the Box Hill circuit, but with just a five man team, couldn't bridge the gap.
The British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Cycling have confirmed the five men’s road cyclists who will compete for Team GB in the road race on the first day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games on the 28 July.