Cycling: Armitstead - no grudge with Cooke

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The Independent Online

Lizzie Armitstead insists her public spat with Great Britain team-mate Nicole Cooke has been put to bed and promised there will be no "grudge match" as the fight to lead Great Britain's road-race team at the Olympic Games intensifies.

The 22-year-old Commonwealth Games silver-medallist was outspoken in her criticism of Cooke in last year's World Championships, accusing her Welsh team-mate of "riding for herself".

"We've had a conversation and it's behind us," Armitstead said. "I'm sure the media would love us to have a grudge match until the Games but it's not the way it is."