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Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead hails England teamwork

Lizzie Armitstead acknowledges the hard work of her teammates following her gold-medal triumph in the women's road race at the Commonwealth Games earlier today.

Lizzie Armitstead has praised her England teammates for producing the "best cycling teamwork I've ever seen" to win gold and silver in the Commonwealth Games women's road race.

The 25-year-old came out on top in Glasgow earlier today with a time of 2:38.43, overhauling Emma Pooley - who announced her retirement from cycling earlier this week - in the final 7km to win her second Games medal.

"I am really happy," BBC Sport quotes Armitstead as saying. "That was the best cycling teamwork I have ever been a part of. It's such a shame Emma is retiring today - it was a fantastic job from her and all the girls and I am really proud of them."

South Africa's Ashleigh Pasio claimed bronze in the race.

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Lizzie Armitstead of England celebrates with her gold medal after the Women's Cycling Road Race during day eleven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 3, 2014
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