Two time Olympic cycling gold medalist Kristin Armstrong from Boise announced on her Face Book page she is returning to pro cycling.
Armstrong won gold in the time trial at the 2008 games in Beijing and retired after winning the gold medal in the time trial at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
During her retirement, Armstrong has been the Ambassador of Community Health for St. Luke's in Boise.
This Statement is from her Face Book page:
I am a fan of cycling. I am an even bigger fan of women’s cycling. After retiring in 2012, I have been thrilled to see the recent growth of women’s races not only in the United States but all over the world. It is fantastic that top-level races are giving an opportunity for women to showcase their abilities and talent and the current momentum in the sport is undeniable. This is why I have decided to come out of retirement and return to professional racing with the hope that my involvement in the competitive side of the sport will assist our development even more.
Even during my retirement, living an active and healthy lifestyle was very important to me. This passion led me to accept a position at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise as their Ambassador of Community Health. I have seen firsthand the benefits of living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and, through my work at St. Luke’s, have really enjoyed assisting others in improving their health, setting goals and achieving them.
I also remained close to the professional side of cycling the past three years through my involvement with Team Twenty 16 presented by Sho-Air. Developing the next generation of American riders is very important to me and these girls inspire me on a daily basis.
As you may know, Time Trialing has always been my favorite discipline within the sport, so I will start my race schedule this year in Mexico with the Pan American Continental Time Trial Championships in Morelia, Michoacán on May 7th.
After that, I am not sure! I am just looking forward to returning to competition and seeing this wave of support of our great sport continue to grow.
Thank you to my sponsors who are assisting me in this initiative and my “A-team” of my husband Joe and son Lucas. Their love and support inspires me daily.
Look forward to seeing you on the road.
KAS