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AUDIO: Lizzie says cloud of suspicion hurts

AUDIO: Lizzie says cloud of suspicion hurts

Published at 12:02pm 5th August 2016. (Updated at 12:06pm 5th August 2016)

Otley's road cycling world champion Lizzie Armitstead has insisted that she would never cheat by doping.

In tearful media interviews ahead of the Olympics, she's been talking about missing three drugs tests in 12 months.

Lizzie faced a suspension which could have stopped her competing in the Rio Games, but successfully appealed against an anti-doping rule violation.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that UK Anti-Doping hadn't followed the correct procedure and the first of the missed tests was declared void.

Armitstead has told Sky Sports News that having a cloud of suspicion over her hurts.

Hear the full interview: