All hands join the hunt for Lizzie Armitstead lucky sunglasses Armitstead dropped the Oakley shades during oakley offers the women 86 mile (140km) road race through Surrey on Sunday, when she clinched a silver medal in a nail biting finish.
The 23 year old lifted them from her eyes in order to see oakley glasses sale through the driving rain and they tumbled on to the road. Armitstead considers the sunglasses to be a talisman and is desperate to have them back by Wednesday, when she will compete in the time trial. Surrey Police issued an appeal on Twitter in the hope of reaching the thousands of supporters who lined the route, which stretched from The Mall to Box Hill in the North Downs. 1 pair lucky Oakley sunglasses. If found, pls hand them in. She like them back for the time trial on Weds, the tweet read. It was supported by a tweet from Team GB that read: One lucky pair of sunglasses from yesterday roadcycle. Explaining the incident, Armitstead said: been praying for rain, particularly when we were in the breakaway, and there was a real downpour. I couldn see and had to take my glasses off and I lost my lucky glasses. Unfortunately for Armitstead, it was reported that the glasses may have been crushed by a support rider in the race. Oakley, which sponsors the cyclist, is sending a replacement pair. Armitstead said last night: everyone for looking for my glasses. Word spread quick! I am lucky enough to have a sponsored set on the way. Armitstead provided Britain with its first Olympic medal on Sunday. Her former PE teacher disclosed that, as a 16 year old, Armitstead took up cycling only to get out of maths lessons. Pete Latham organised a visit by the British Cycling Olympic Talent Team to Prince Henry Grammar School in Otley, West Yorkshire. He recalled: invited pupils to come and have a go and the story goes that Lizzie decided, 'This is a great opportunity, I can miss a maths lessons at the same time went along with quite a number of others from oakley m frame sunglasses her year group and she stood out. She absolutely oakley sunglasses online store smashed the endurance tests and the sprint trials. She was by far the best performer from all the pupils that came out of the school. Mr Latham, 59, who retired this summer, said he watched Sunday race with pride. couldn take my eyes off the television. I kept thinking it would be a disaster after the men race but everything was redeemed by Lizzie performance. She was phenomenal, he said. made it come together was her utter, sheer determination and the focus that she has.
Armitstead has acknowledged that the visit arranged by Mr Latham changed the course of her life. She said: they gone to another school, or if I been ill that day, I never even have got on a bike. It all like a dream, really.
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