Kristin Armstrong
American racing cyclist
Kristin Armstrong
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.
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Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn't Have To Mean Slower
NPR - 6 months
Cyclist Kristin Armstrong, who won Olympic gold at age 42, is one of many athletes saying that high-level sports aren't just for the young. And scientists say exercise reduces aging's toll for us all.
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Olympic Cyclist Kristin Armstrong Talks ‘Exhaustion, Joy’ Seeing Her Son at Finish Line
ABC News - 6 months
"I saw my saw and started just crying," Armstrong told "GMA."
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Cyclist Kristin Armstrong wins third straight Olympic gold day before she turns 43
Yahoo News - 7 months
On Wednesday in Rio, American Kristin Armstrong became the first male or female cyclist to win the same event three Olympics in a row. It was also the day before her 43rd birthday.
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Cancellara double, Armstrong treble as Phelps returns to pool
Yahoo News - 7 months
Veteran cyclists Fabian Cancellara and Kristin Armstrong hammered home their Olympic superiority Wednesday as Michael Phelps headed back to the pool in his bid to add to his remarkable 21 golds. With rain and strong winds lashing Rio, 35-year-old Cancellara marked his impending retirement by reclaiming the men's cycling time trial title he first captured in Beijing in 2008. The four-time world champion Swiss was totally dominant as he beat Tom Dumoulin into second and Tour de France champion Chris Froome into third.
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Cavendish, Armstrong highlight Tour of California
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Mark Cavendish and Kristin Armstrong will highlight the Tour of California. Eighty-four women representing 14 teams will begin two days of racing Friday in the Sierra Nevada with a 74-mile counterclockwise loop around Lake Tahoe in the new women's three-day stage race. Lisa Brennauer of Germany, the current world time trial titlist, and American Lauren Stephens, who claimed the national racing series last year, are the top contenders. The Sacramento stage will be a day for the fans.
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USA Cycling replaces Armstrong on Pan Am roster
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
USA Cycling replaced two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong on its roster for next month's Pan Am Championships on Friday after questions surfaced about the criteria used in picking the four-member women's team. Up-and-coming star Tayler Wiles took Armstrong's place in the time trial. The rest of the team heading to Leon, Mexico, remained the same with Carmen Small riding in the time trial, then joining Lauren Hall and Coryn Rivera in the road race. Like always, I want to earn it.'' The dispute over the Pan Am roster began when USA Cycling used recent modifications to its selection criteria that placed greater emphasis on quantifiable metrics, such as a rider's power output.
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Olympic champion Kristin Armstrong returns to cycling
USA Today - almost 2 years
Kristin Armstrong retired after the 2012 London Olympics.           
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Lance Reveals Lowest Moment
Huffington Post - about 4 years
CHICAGO — Lance Armstrong finally cracked. Not while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there was plenty of that in Friday night's second part of Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey. It wasn't over the $75 million in sponsorship deals that evaporated over the course of two days, or having to walk away from the Livestrong cancer charity he founded and called his "sixth child." It wasn't even about his lifetime ban from competition, though he said that was more than he deserved. It was another bit of collateral damage that Armstrong said he wasn't prepared to deal with. "I saw my son defending me and saying, `That's not true. What you're saying about my dad is not true,'" Armstrong recalled. "That's when I knew I had to tell him." Armstrong was near tears at that point, referring to 13-year-old Luke, the oldest of his five children. He blinked, looked away from Winfrey, and with his lip trembling, struggled to compose himself. It came jus ...
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Olympic gold medalist's bicycles stolen
USA Today - over 4 years
The bicycles that Kristin Armstrong rode in the Olympics are missing.
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A Family Affair At The Finish Line
Huffington Post - over 4 years
As the last notes of the U.S. national anthem echoed across Hampton Court Palace, two-year-old Lucas Salvola was finally allowed to join his mother, Kristin Armstrong, on the podium. Smiles spread across their faces as Armstrong scooped the toddler up into her arms and held the gold medal around her neck. “I think it brought a tear to all our eyes,” Armstrong’s sister-in-law Marge Wilson said, “just to see her on the podium and hear the ‘Star Spangled Banner.’” For the group of 12 -- sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and significant others -- seeing Armstrong win her second time trial (the first was at Beijing in 2008) was the highlight of their trip to the London Olympic Games. The family finally got a chance to relax Thursday morning when it sat in the lobby of the London Hilton Metropole and reflected on its last few days while making plans for the rest of its trip. “It was surreal,” Marge said. “[My husband] Brady always knew she’d win. You just want it so bad. ...
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Sarah J. Jackson: What's Wrong with Media Coverage of Women Olympians?
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
In case you've been in a cave and somehow missed it, the 2012 Summer Olympics are going strong in London and stirring up quite a bit of chatter, excitement and criticism. NBC in particular has been lampooned for their decision to air the games on tape delay in order to bolster their primetime rating and for the use of commentators who don't actually have any sport-related expertise -- like Ryan Seacrest. On top of this, and despite women outnumbering their male counterparts on the U.S. Olympic team for the first time, watching the Olympics also seems to be a trial in trying to ignore (or becoming enraged by -- depending on your approach) good old-fashioned sexism. "Have you seen any diva moments yet?" one Olympic commentator asked of the Russian women's gymnastics team as they competed against the United States for gold on Tuesday night. It wasn't intended as a compliment. The flippant statement is just one example of the demeaning of women's ambition and pride all too comm ...
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Cyclist Kristin Armstrong wins gold in time trial
LATimes - over 4 years
Armstrong, who retired after winning the event in Beijing, had a son in 2010, then came back for a second gold, says this was her last race. Tour de France champ Bradley Wiggins wins men's time trial. SURREY, England — Some of the women who sat upon a throne at Hampton Court Palace, a residence favored by King Henry VIII, met unhappy ends. Some of the cyclists who perched on the cushioned thrones set up Wednesday outside the stately building had happier fates: They got Olympic medals.
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Armstrong repeats as women's Olympic TT champion
Fox News - over 4 years
When United States cyclist Kristin Armstrong broke her collarbone in May, she insisted that she would be ready to compete in the London Olympics.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kristin Armstrong
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details However two days after announcing Armstrong's selection the USA Cycling Selection Committee reconvened, deciding that the new selection process under which Armstrong had been chosen had not been published in a timely manner, that as a result the federation's older Principles of Athlete Selection, which had been issued in 2008, should be used for selection to the Pan American Championships, and that Armstrong's place would be taken by Tayler Wiles. The following month Armstrong won the United States National Time Trial Championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee, beating Carmen Small by 13 seconds. Armstrong's father was an officer in the US Marines. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she lived in Tennessee and California and attended high school in Havelock, North Carolina, and abroad in Okinawa, Japan, where she graduated from Kubasaki High School in 1991. She enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow, where she ran track for the Vandals for a season as a walk-on and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Armstrong earned a bachelor's degree from UI in sports physiology in 1995, and currently lives in Boise, Idaho.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 38
    In September 2012, Armstrong's Olympic gold medal winning time trial bike was stolen while in transit between Germany and the USA.
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    She announced her retirement after the 2012 Olympics.
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    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 37
    In 2011, Armstrong did indeed return with Peanut Butter & Co.
    More Details Hide Details Team TWENTY12. She won three of the four stages (criterium, road race and time trial) and the overall title during the Sea Otter Classic in April. However, during the first stage of the Tour of the Gila, which she had won twice previously, Armstrong came down with food poisoning. She ended up withdrawing from the race and returning home to recover.
  • 2010
    Age 36
    Four months before his birth, she gave the commencement address at her alma mater in May 2010.
    More Details Hide Details 2002 - USA National-T Mobile 2003 - T-Mobile Professional Women's Team 2004 - T-Mobile Professional Women's Team 2005 - T-Mobile Professional Women's Team 2006 - Team Lipton 2007 - Team Lipton 2008 - Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 2009 - Cervélo TestTeam 2009 season 2011 - Peanut Butter & Co. Team TWENTY12 2012 - Peanut Butter & Co. Team TWENTY12 2015 Announced return to the sport. 2016
    Armstrong is married to Joe Savola; their son Lucas William Savola was born on September 15, 2010.
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    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."
    More Details Hide Details Armstrong will be competing on a team she is a part owner of, Peanut Butter & Co. Team TWENTY12.
  • 2008
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Finishing in under 35 minutes, Armstrong was 25 seconds ahead of silver medalist Emma Pooley from Great Britain, with Karin Thürig from Switzerland taking the bronze. Of 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."
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 27
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on August 11, 1973.
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