Olympic hopefuls Abbott and Armstrong ready to battle in Tour of the Gila

Mara Abbott claimed her fifth dominant victory on the opening stage of the Tour of the Gila on Wednesday, this time putting a massive 2:31 into her nearest rival and upping her stakes for selection to the USA team for the mountainous road race at the Rio Olympic Games. But two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-RideBiker) is eyeing Friday's Tyrone time trial to...
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Kristin Armstrong starts Olympics selection bid with Redlands time trial victory

Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-RideBiker) began her campaign for a 2016 Olympics berth Friday in Southern California by winning the stage 3 individual time trial at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Although Armstrong won the short 6.6km uphill time trial last weekend at the San Dimas Stage Race, she said considered Friday's race on the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour as her first real race...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristin Armstrong 'intrigued' by UCI Hour Record

Two-time Olympic time trial champion Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-RideBiker) told Cyclingnews on Wednesday that she finds the UCI Hour Record intriguing, but she'll wait until after the Rio Olympics to decide if she'll give it a try. US rider Evelyn Stevens set the current Hour Record at 47.98km on February 27 in Colorado Springs. Stevens' attempt was the fourth by a woman since...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

After missing podium, Armstrong must reset Olympic goals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Kristin Armstrong is the two-time and defending Olympic gold medalist in the time trial, and may give the U.S. team its best chance of another cycling medal at next year's Rio Olympics. First, she needs to earn the opportunity. After coming back from retirement, Armstrong finished off the podium in the time trial at the world championships this week. She was still...
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September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kristin Armstrong riding latest comeback at cycling worlds

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) She might be the greatest female cyclist in U.S. history, a two-time Olympic time trial gold medalist and world champion who has inspired an entire generation of riders. She's also a coach. A mother. A philanthropist. A community health director. Given everything she juggles, it was hardly a surprise when Kristin Armstrong announced her retirement for the second...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Kristin Armstrong previews the 2015 Women's USA Pro Challenge

The Women’s USA Pro Challenge gets underway on Friday with a 13.5km time trail in Breckenridge, Colorado. The women will ride the same route and distance as the men for stage 1, creating an interesting benchmark on the initial day of racing. Cyclingnews caught up with several of the professional women prior to Friday’s start. “It’s really cool to ride the same course as...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kristin Armstrong, Andrew Talansky capture time trial titles

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Two-time Olympic time trial gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, making another comeback from retirement, won her fourth national title Saturday to lock up a spot at the world championships. Armstrong blazed over the course in 42 minutes, 8.04 seconds to beat out her teammate Carmen Small by more than 13 seconds. Amber Neben rounded out the podium. In the men...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong returning to cycling

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong is returning to professional cycling. USA Cycling announced Tuesday that the 41-year-old Boise, Idaho, resident has been named to the 2015 Pan American Continental Road Championships roster. Armstrong won gold in the time trial at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and again in the time trial at the 2012 London Olympics....
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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