Lizzie Armitstead wins Omloop van het Hageland one-day race in Belgium
Lizzie Armitstead claimed her first win of the season at the Belgian one-day race Omloop van het Hageland.
Last Updated: 14/03/14 10:30am
The 25-year-old Boels-Dolmans rider edged out Sweden's Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) in a two-way sprint.
The pair had broken clear of the rest of the field and crossed the line four seconds ahead of third-placed Audrey Cordon (Hitec Products).
It is Armitstead's first victory since winning the British national title last June and her first win at an international race since a previous triumph at Omloop van het Hageland in March 2012.
The result comes just eight days after she finished third at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, also in Belgium, and hints she is finding peak form ahead of a tilt at victory at the Tour of Flanders on April 6.
1 Lizzie Armitstead (GB) Boels-Dolmans, 3:15:43
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS, same time
3 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Hitec Products, +4sec
4 Thalita de Jong (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, st
5 Sofie de Vuyst (Bel) Futurushop.nl-Zannata, st
6 Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, st
7 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels-Dolmans, st
8 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS, +7
9 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabobank-Liv, +9
10 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products, st