English rider Armitstead crashes while celebrating at tour

BY foxsports • June 17, 2015

ALDEBURGH, England (AP) English rider Lizzie Armitstead crashed while celebrating winning the first stage of the Women's Tour of Britain on Wednesday and will miss the rest of the event.

After crossing the line with her arms in the air in the eastern England town of Aldeburgh, the Olympic road race silver medalist appeared to lose control and clipped photographers.

Armitstead was taken to a hospital but was later discharged without any serious injuries.

''I remember winning with the help of my teammates and then not much else,'' Armitstead wrote on Twitter. ''But I am OK, nothing broken just very sore, thank you for all your kind messages and to the NHS (National Health Service) staff who took care of me so well.

''I won't start tomorrow in the hope of recovering properly for the nationals.''

Britain's road championships will be held later this month.

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