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Lizzie Armitstead, Olympic silver medalist, crashes hard after winning tour stage

Lizzie Armitstead

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Silver medallist Elizabeth Armitstead of Great Britain celebrates during the Victory Ceremony after the Women’s Road Race Road Cycling on day two of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo By Tommy Hindley/Professional Sport/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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Lizzie Armitstead, the British cyclist who captured silver in the 2012 Olympic road race, crashed after winning the first stage of the Women’s Tour in Great Britain on Wednesday (video here, images here), was taken to a hospital, able to walk and was discharged, according to British reports.

Armitstead, 26, hit at least one person three seconds after crossing the finish line and fell to the road. She was put in a head brace and on a stretcher but moved her arms and hands, according to the Telegraph.

In 2012, Armitstead was beaten for Olympic road race gold in a sprint by the Netherlands’ Marianne Vos. Armitstead won the Commonwealth Games road race last year.

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