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It's just a dream that I've always had to be World Champion.

I've won lots of races before, but in cycling, to be World Champion and getting to wear the rainbow jersey all season is something I've always dreamed about.

Speaking about their wedding in the new issue of OK!

magazine, Lizzie, 27, enthused: 'I’m quite un-traditional. He said: 'Lizzie had just come out of a long-term relationship so I gave her a bit of space.

Little did we know that at the time she had two strikes hanging over her head for missed doping tests and was walking a tightrope to Brazil.

s it turns out, Armitstead fell off that tightrope.

She had been on a great run of form, winning last autumn’s world championship road race in Richmond, Virginia before making a brilliant start to this season with notable wins at the Tour of Flanders and Strade Bianche.

Her preparations for the Olympics – where this Sunday she will attempt to upgrade her silver from London 2012 to Rio gold – seemed to be going swimmingly.

The 26-year-old from Otley hopes to cap another strong season - she was UCI World Cup series champion for a second successive year - with Road Cycling World Championships road race gold in Richmond on Saturday.

And without being privy to all the arguments put forward at the CAS hearing, one must accept that ruling is correct and fair.

ut you have to say there are some very awkward questions for Armitstead – and for those who would defend her while showing less leniency towards other athletes who have been in similar situations, Christine Ohuruogu for instance – to answer.

But the queen of women’s cycling is far from dazzled by her residency in this luxurious land of leisure and loot. My mum always does a cheesecake when I go home for Christmas – that’s my favourite – and I could easily eat half a cheesecake in one go but I have to limit myself to just one piece.

‘I always think yachts look a bit weird,’ she confesses with characteristic Yorkshire bluntness. They look like caravans on water.’ Elizabeth Mary Armitstead has come a long way since her childhood days spent riding a second-hand purple bike decorated with balloon stencils and a white basket, but she clearly hasn’t lost her sense of identity. Trust me: people are shocked at how much I can eat.’ It’s easy to imagine her friends coming to visit her armed with bags of Yorkshire tea. ‘They come armed with sun cream and empty bags to fill up.

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