Otley’s Armistead out of 2011 Track Cycling World Championships

Lizzie Armistead.

Lizzie Armistead.

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Lizzie Armitstead has been ruled out of next week’s Track Cycling World Championships due to a side strain, British Cycling confirmed today.

The 22-year-old from Otley, who was admitted to hospital earlier this year with a gall-bladder infection, was due to ride the six-event omnium in Apeldoorn, Holland.

A British Cycling statement read: “The team doctor has confirmed that she is responding well to treatment and a full recovery is expected but not in time for the World Championships.”

Armitstead’s place has now gone to 18-year-old Laura Trott.

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