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Kristin Armstrong Returns From Retirement to Race

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Kirstin Armstrong comes out of retirement for Pan Am Championships

Former two-time Olympic gold medalist, Kirstin Armstrong, announced that she’s coming out of retirement, to race in the 2015 Pan Am Continental Road Championships in Leon, Mexico next month.  

“I am honored to have been selected as a member of the U.S. Pan American Championship Team and am thrilled to be representing Team USA in my first race back,” Armstrong said. “Let the journey begin!”

USA Cycling announced its roster today, which included Armstrong and Carmen Small for the individual time trial. Small will also compete in the road race with Lauren Hall and Coryn Rivera.

“We have a tremendous team,” said Jim Miller, Vice President of Athletics for USA Cycling. “And Kristin’s return to Team USA strengthens our medal potential in Mexico.”

Armstrong won Olympic gold medals in 2008 in Beijing and in 2012 in London. She also won time trial world titles in 2006 and 2009.

Armstrong retired from professional bike racing three years ago.

Press Release

4.14.15

USA Cycling announced its women’s 2015 Pan American Continental Road Championships roster on Tuesday, and with it, the return of two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong.

This roster announcement marks Armstrong’s return to Team USA, which ends a three-year hiatus.

“I am honored to have been selected as a member of the U.S. Pan American Championship Team and am thrilled to be representing Team USA in my first race back,” she said. “Let the journey begin!”

Armstrong, who won back-to-back Olympic individual time trial gold medals in 2008 and 2012, as well as two ITT World titles in 2006 and 2009, will compete in the event at the Pan Am Continental Road Championships, which will be held May 5-10 in Leon, Mexico. She won the Pan American Continental Time Trial World Championship in 2005.

“We have a tremendous team,” said Jim Miller, Vice President of Athletics for USA Cycling. “And Kristin’s return to Team USA strengthens our medal potential in Mexico.”

Women’s Individual Time Trial
Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho/TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air)
Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air)

Women’s Road Race
Lauren Hall (Dolores, Colo./ TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air)
Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./UnitedHealthcare)
Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air)

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