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Women’s Tour Stage 3: Sun, sea and cycling

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09 May 2014

Lizzie Armitstead keeps a grip on the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Best of British jersey at stage 3 of the Women’s Tour in Clacton-on-Sea.

A packed crowd enjoyed the sunny (but a bit blustery) weather today as the Women’s Tour reached the mid point and Marianne Vos powered to victory. 

Lizzie Armistead was again the fastest British rider overall and made sure she would keep hold of the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Best of British jersey for a second day, despite suffering a flat tyre along the way.

The jersey was presented by local resident and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research supporter Michaela Dunn. Michaela became a supporter of the  blood cancer charity following her diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in March 2013, shortly before her 24th birthday.


She described the experience as amazing: “This time last year I was in hospital having treatment, so to be up there representing Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and presenting the Best of British jersey is really amazing. Hopefully I can inspire other people in a similar situation and show them that there is a reason to go on and fight the disease.”

The penultimate stage of the Women’s Tour takes place tomorrow. Will Lizzie be the Best of British for a third day in a row? Follow us on Twitter (@beatbloodcancer) tomorrow for all the action and results.



Lizzie Armistead is dominating this tour! Great to see Michaela Dunn on stage to present her with the jersey too so soon after her treatment. It really hammers home the progress that's being made in the fight against blood cancer.

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