lizzie armitstead travels the world with her sport but few venues will fill her with as much pride as when she competes in her home town of Otley this weekend.
It might not have the glamour of New York or the heat of Rio, but for Lizzie nothing beats racing on the roads she knows so well.
She can count on the support of townsfolk who have known her all her life as Lizzie and her racing pals from Tour de Yorkshire pass through at speed.
Otley – and the other venues – including Bardsey, Pontefract, South Elmsall, Conisbrough and Bawtry among others. Let’s hope the weather is as warm as the welcome.