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Otley Cyclist Injured In 'Nasty' Crash

Lizzie Armitstead was involved in a big crash at the finish of the Women's Tour Of Britain and she's been receiving medical treatment.

West Yorkshire cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has been taken to hospital following a crash after she won the first stage of the Women's Tour of Britain.

The 26-year-old from Otley, who won a silver at the London 2012 Olympics was treated by paramedics at the scene for 30 minutes, including being given oxygen, before she was taken away in an ambulance.

The extent of her injuries is not yet known.

In the immediate aftermath of the crash, other riders were also caught up in a pile-up.

The five-stage event, which features 16 teams, is the biggest women's race in the United Kingdom.

Twelve different national champions are among the field, and seven of the 10 highest-ranked riders in the world.

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