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Lizzie Armitstead cleared for Rio Olympics after UK Anti-Doping charge for missed tests

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Lizzie Armitstead cleared for Rio Olympics after UK Anti-Doping charge for missed tests

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Britain’s World road race champion Lizzie Armitstead has been cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics after winning an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The 27-year old was facing an automatic ban following three missed drugs test within a year.

However the CAS ruled that the first of her missed tests should be declared void as the UK anti-doping control officer had not followed required procedures nor made reasonable attempts to locate Armitstead.

The 2012 Olympic silver medallist was suspended last month pending disciplinary action.