Pauline Ferrand-Prevot wins world road race

Lizzie Armitstead of Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team waits at the start of the Elite Women British National road race championships on June 29, 2014
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Lizzie Armitstead finishes seventh in the women's world championship road race as Pauline Ferrand-Prevot takes the victory in a sprint finish.

France's Pauline Ferrand-Prevot claimed victory in a sprint finish at the women's world championship road race in Ponferrada, Spain this afternoon.

Britain's Lizzie Armitstead had to settle for seventh after the breakaway group she was part of was caught on the final climb, 500 metres from the finish.

"I put all my eggs in one basket on that last climb," Armitage told reporters.

"In the sprint, I got on Giorgia Bronzini's wheel, I thought that was the best option. I just messed it up. It's difficult to re-focus with 500 metres to go in a sprint. I had committed to that move."

Defending champion Marianne Vos, who was one of three other riders in the group with Armitage, finished 10th, ending her run of eight consecutive world road race podiums.

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