Kristin Armstrong

Racing Cyclist
Born Aug 11, 1973

Kristin Armstrong is a professional road bicycle racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the women's individual time trial in 2008 and 2012. Before temporarily retiring to start a family in 2009, she rode for Cervélo TestTeam in women's elite professional events on the National Racing Calendar (NRC) and UCI Women's World Cup. She announced a return to competitive cycling beginning in the 2011 season, competing for Peanut Butter & Co.… Read More

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1973 Birth Born on August 11, 1973.


2001 27 Years Old She was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips in 2001 at age 27, and told that she could no longer run at an elite level, thus ending her triathlon career and leading her to focus exclusively on cycling. The three-time national champion finished 8th (top U.S. finisher) in the women's road race at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.


2008 34 Years Old At the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, Armstrong completed the biggest achievement of her career by winning the gold medal in the women's road time trial competition on August 13. … Read More
Armstrong announced at the end of 2010 that she would return to competitive cycling, with the goal of competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. In a written statement, she stated that her retirement was merely temporary in order to start a family. "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." … Read More
2011 37 Years Old In 2011, Armstrong did indeed return with Peanut Butter & Co. … Read More
She successfully defended her Olympic title in the individual time trial at the 2012 Olympics in London and became the oldest rider to win an Olympic time trial, and finished 35th in the Women's road race.


2015 41 Years Old In April 2015 Armstrong announced that she would be coming out of retirement to race at the 2015 Pan American Road Championships in Leon, Mexico having been selected by USA Cycling for the individual time trial. … Read More
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