Kristin Armstrong announces comeback

Beijing gold medallist has set sights on London 2012

by Mark Appleton   October 23, 2010  

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Becoming a mother is not going to stand in Kristin Armstrong’s way when it comes to defending her Olympic title.

It has emerged that just a month after having her first child, Armstrong has decided to return to professional cycling.

Having retired in 2009 and with the subsequent news that she was pregnant, the American appeared set for a settled domestic life, raising a family. But just like her more famous male namesake, Armstrong’s competitive streak has overridden any thoughts of settling for the quiet life.

The Boise, Idaho resident who won gold in the Time Trial event in Beijing has set her sights on London 2012.

Armstrong, who was Time Trial world champion in 2006 and 2009 said: “I with consulted my coach before I made the decision and I said ‘Hey Jim, tell me the truth can I make this happen, is it going to happen?’ and he came back and said ‘I think it can’”

Armstrong will get back into her full training regime on November 1, giving her about 20 months to prepare for the Olympics.
 

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Woohoo Lance is back! wait a minute Wink

Do you think her pain threshold has increased after having a baby?!

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I like my bike but it needs a hidden 25cc motor Smile

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posted by Fish_n_Chips [326 posts]
23rd October 2010 - 18:56

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he is a medical miracle that man. Awesome… not so sure about the new hairstyle though

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4160 posts]
23rd October 2010 - 20:10

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Kristin Armstrong is not related to Lance Armstrong in any way guys. Don't confuse her with his ex-wife.

posted by Karbon Kev [682 posts]
25th October 2010 - 8:25

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they don't have sarcasm in the east midlands then?

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posted by cactuscat [303 posts]
25th October 2010 - 8:30

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Karbon Kev wrote:
Kristin Armstrong is not related to Lance Armstrong in any way guys. Don't confuse her with his ex-wife.

Karbon Kev - we were pretending Lance was Kristen but with long hair and oh forget it! You've been riding too hard again haven't you!

I like my bike but it needs a hidden 25cc motor Smile

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posted by Fish_n_Chips [326 posts]
25th October 2010 - 13:55

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