Celebrating women's sporting success: re-live favourite Olympic Games moments with us in pictures, day by day
After a gruelling 140km road race through torrential rain showers on Day 2 of the London Olympics, British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead delighted crowds on The Mall with a well-deserved silver, sprinting her way to second place just a bike length behind The Netherlands' Marianne Vos.
The four Team GB cyclists worked brilliantly as a team to enable Armitstead to win her medal, with Emma Pooley, Nicole Cooke and Lucy Martin giving it their all throughout the race that ranged from the rain-soaked streets of London to the green spaces of Richmond Park, Bushey Park, and the heights of Surrey's Box Hill.
Armitstead, aged 23, spoke out after her win about sexism in cycling, expressing the hope that women's cycling might now attract more coverage and money which would in turn raise the sport's profile and encourage more women to get out on their bikes.
Here at Zest we couldn't agree more.
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