Otley’s Lizzie Armistead announces engagement

OTLEY’S Olympic cyclist Lizzie Armistead has announced her engagement to Team Sky rider Philip Deignan.

Lizzie Armitstead and Philip Deignan posted this poctire on Twitter

On Monday evening she tweeted a photo of the couple and said: “Last night @PhilipDeignan asked me to be his wife, and I said YES!”

Last month Armistead won the Grand Prix de Plouay-Bretagne to claim the UCI Women’s Road World Cup series title for a second straight year.

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The 26-year-old from Otley beat Emma Johansson and world champion Pauline Ferrand Prevot after a late attack to win the French race.

Lizzie Armistead comes over the line to take silver at the British Cycling National Womens Road race Championships at Ampleforth in June 2012. Picture Bruce Rollinson