Winnin the 2012 Olympics time trial
|Full name||Kristin Armstrong|
11 August 1973|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Hicht||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Wecht||128 lb (58 kg)|
|Current team||Exergy TWENTY12|
|2008–2009||Cervélo–Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team|
|2011||Peanut Butter & Co. Team TWENTY12|
|2015||Twenty16 presented by Sho-Air|
Kristin Armstrong (born August 11, 1973) is a profeesional road bicycle racer an three-time Olympic gowd medallist, the winner o the weemen's individual time trial in 2008, 2012 an 2016. Afore temporarily retiring tae stairt a faimily in 2009, she rode for Cervélo TestTeam in weemen's elite profeesional events on the National Racing Calendar (NRC) an UCI Women's World Cup. She annooncit a return tae competitive cyclin beginnin in the 2011 season, competin for Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 at the Redlands Classic.
Backgrund[eedit | eedit soorce]
Prior tae her profeesional cyclin career, Armstrong haed been a junior Olympian in soummin, a distance runner in college, an then became a triathlete. She spent mony oors perfectin her strokes in the puil at the Boise Faimily YMCA, whaur she servit as Director o Aquatics an aw, managin mair nor 50 lifegairds, soum instructors, an ithers. She wis diagnosit wi osteoarthritis in baith hips in 2001 at age 27, an tauld that she coud nae langer run at an elite level, sicweys endin her triathlon career an leadin her tae focus exclusively on cyclin.
At the 2008 Simmer Olympics in Cheenae, Armstrong completit the biggest achievement o her career bi winnin the gowd medal in the weemen's road time trial competeetion on August 13. Feenishin in unner 35 minutes, Armstrong wis 25 seiconts aheid o siller medallist Emma Pooley frae Great Breetain, wi Karin Thürig frae Swisserland takkin the bronze.
O Armstrong, Velonews wrote: "Kristin Armstrong is famous for both her success in bicycle racing, and the 'type-A' attention to detail that keeps her climbing the podium at critical races every season."
Armstrong annooncit at the end o 2010 that she wad return tae competitive cyclin, wi the goal o competin in the 2012 Simmer Olympics in London. In a written statement, she statit that her retirement wis merely temporar in order tae stairt a faimily. "I love cycling and I love competing. I stopped racing after the 2009 World Championships not because I was burned out, but because my husband and I wanted to start a family,” said Kristin Armstrong. "I told myself from the beginning if everything went smoothly with the birth of our son, Lucas William, I would consider racing again." Armstrong will be competin on a team she is a pairt awner o, Peanut Butter & Co. Team TWENTY12.
In 2011, Armstrong did indeed return wi Peanut Butter & Co. Team TWENTY12. She wan three o the fower stages (criterium, road race an time trial) an the oweraw title during the Sea Otter Classic in Apryle. Housomeivver, durin the first stage o the Tour of the Gila, which she haed wan twice previously, Armstrong came doun wi fuid poisonin. She endit up athdrawin frae the race an returnin hame tae recover.
She successfully defendit her Olympic title in the individual time trial at the 2012 Olympics in London and became the auldest rider tae win an Olympic time trial, an finished 35th in the Women's road race. She annooncit her retirement efter the 2012 Olympics.
In September 2012, Armstrong's Olympic gowd medal winnin time trial bike wis stolen whilk in transit atween Germany an the USA.
In Apryle 2015 Armstrong annooncit that she wad be comin oot o retirement tae race at the 2015 Pan American Road Championships in Leon, Mexico haein been selectit bi USA Cycling for the individual time trial. Housomeivver twa days efter announcin Armstrong's selection the USA Cycling Selection Committee reconvenit, decidin that the new selection process unner which Armstrong haed been chosen haed no been published in a timely manner, that as a result the federation's aulder Principles o Athlete Selection, which haed been issued in 2008, shoud be uised for selection tae the Pan American Championships, an that Armstrong's place wad be taken bi Tayler Wiles. The follaein month Armstrong wan the United States National Time Trial Championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee, beatin Carmen Small bi 13 seiconts.
Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]
Armstrong's faither wis an officer in the US Marines. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she livit in Tennessee an Californie an attendit heich schuil in Havelock, North Carolina, an abroad in Okinawa, Japan, whaur she graduatit frae Kubasaki High School in 1991. She enrolled at the Varsity o Idaho in Moscow, whaur she ran track for the Vandals for a saison as a walk-on an wis a member o the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Armstrong earnt a bachelor's degree frae UI in sports physiologie in 1995, an currently lives in Boise, Idaho.
Palmarès[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 2002 – USA National-T Mobile
- 7th overall – HP Women's Challenge
- 2003 – T-Mobile Professional Women's Team
- 3rd (Bronze) – Women's Time Trial, Pan American Games
- 5th – Geelong World Cup
- 13th – World Time Trial Championships
- 2004 – T-Mobile Professional Women's Team
- USA National Women's Road Race Champion
- 8th – Women's Road Race, 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
- 1st, Stage 3, Redlands Bicycle Classic
- 1st, Prologue, Sea Otter Classic, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
- 2nd, General Classification, Sea Otter Classic
- 2005 – T-Mobile Professional Women's Team
- 3rd (Bronze) – UCI Road World Championships Time Trial
- 1st, Pan American Continental Women's Time Trial
- USA National Women's Time Trial Champion
- 3rd, National Championship, Track, Pursuit
- 1st overall and 2 stages (Prologue and Stage 2) win – Sea Otter Classic
- 2nd (Silver) – Women's 3km Individual Pursuit, Pan American Championships
- 3rd overall – Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin
- 3rd, Stage 1 – Thüringen-Rundfahrt der Frauen
- 1st, General Classification, Valley of the Sun Stage Race, 1st Stage 1
- 2nd, General Classification, San Dimas Stage Race
- 1st, Stage 1
- 1st, Stage 1, Tour de Toona
- 2nd, General Classification, Tour de l'Ardèche
- 2006 – Team Lipton
- 1st (Gold) – UCI Road World Championship Women's Time Trial
- USA National Championship Women's Time Trial
- USA National Championship Women's Road Race
- 1st overall – Nature Valley Grand Prix
- Cascade Cycling Classic
- 1st, Stage 2 – Cascade Lakes Road Race
- 1st, Stage 3 – Arnold Market Time Trial
- 3rd overall – La Coupe du Monde Cycliste Féminine de Montréal
- 1st, General Classification, Tour de Toona, Altoona
- 1st, Stage 3
- 3rd, World Cup, Track, Pursuit, Sydney
- 1st overall Tour of the Gila, Mogollon
- 1st Stage 2
- 1st, General Classification, Euregio Ladies Tour, Leende, 1st Stage 1
- 2007 – Team Lipton
- USA National Championship Women's Time Trial
- 2nd, National Championship Women's Road Race
- 1st overall and 3 stage wins – Nature Valley Grand Prix
- 1st overall, mountains and 1 stage win (ITT) – Holland Ladies Tour
- 2nd (Silver) – UCI Road World Championships Time Trial
- 1st, Souvenir Magali Pache
- 1st, General Classification, Tour de Toona
- 1st, Stage 6
- 2008 – Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team
- 1st, General Classification, NZCT Women's Tour of New Zealand
- 3rd, World Cup, Track, Team Pursuit, Los Angeles
- 1st overall and 4 stage wins – Nature Valley Grand Prix
- 1st overall and 3 stage wins – Cascade Cycling Classic
- 1st – Boise Twilight Criterium
- Gowd, Time Trial; Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
- 2009 – Cervélo TestTeam 2009 season
- 1st (Gold) – UCI Road World Championship Women's Time Trial
- 1st, General Classification and 3 stage wins – Tour of the Gila
- 2011 – Peanut Butter & Co. Team TWENTY12
- 1st overall and 3 stage wins – Sea Otter Classic
- 1st, Women's Time Trial – Tour of California
- 2015 Annoonced return tae the sport.
- 1st, United States National Time Trial Championships
- 1st Overall Women's USA Pro Challenge
- 1st, Stage 1 (ITT)
- 2nd Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
- 3rd Tour of California Women's Time Trial
- 1st, Stage 3 (ITT) Redlands Bicycle Classics
- Gowd, Time Trial; Rio 2016 Olympic Games
- 2nd Overall Tour of California
- 3rd United States National Time Trial Championships
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