Kristin Armstrong ( born August 11, 1973 in Boise, Idaho) is an American cyclist and former triathlete. Your greatest sporting achievements to date is winning the World Champions title in the time trial in 2006 and 2009 and gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games and the 2012 Olympics, also in the time trial.
It is often confused because of the name similarity with the former wife Kristin of American cyclist Lance Armstrong is with this but still not related by marriage.
Armstrong grew up in Tennessee, California and Japan in a military family; In her youth she was a successful swimmer. Later she specialized in the triathlon and has been in this sport professional. In 2001, she was considered a potential member of the U.S. Olympic Team for Athens 2004; when she had to give up running because of the diagnosis osteoarthritis. Armstrong then specialized in cycling; In 2002, she received her first professional contract with T -Mobile; their first race in Europe was the Tour de France the women whose goal it reached 2002.
2004 Armstrong was U.S. road champion and took part in the Straßenradwettbewerben the Summer Olympic Games, she was best in road racing U.S. citizen. In 2005 came the definitive international breakthrough; next to the U.S. time trial champion title she defended in 2006, she won the time trial gold medal at the Pan American Games and the bronze medal at the Road World Championships in Madrid; they also won the the Sea Otter Classic Tour along with two stages. For the 2006 season, they switched from T -Mobile for U.S. Team Lipton. In 2006 she arrive in the autumn some success; In September, she won the Euregio Ladies Tour in the Belgian- Dutch-German border triangle and the time trial at the World Championships in Salzburg. In 2009, she again won the title in the time trial at the UCI Road World Championships 2009 in Mendrisio. 2008 and 2012 she won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in the individual time trial.