BOISE -- Idaho's golden girl is coming out of retirement, and will be hitting the road again on two wheels to compete in the upcoming race season.
The 37-year-old Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong took a yearlong break from competitive cyclingto start a family with her husband. The cyclist gave birth to her son Lucas William on September 15.
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 in a written statement. I told myself from the beginning if everything went smoothly with the birth of our son, Lucas William, I would consider racing again.
The two-time World Time Trial Champion will rejoin the competition for the 2011-2012 season, which could lead to the 2012 Olympic Games.
Armstrong will be competing on a team she is a part owner of, Peanut Butter and Co. Team TWENTY12.
Even though Kristin hasn't competed since the 2009 World Championships, she was still veryinvolved in the world of cycling. She hosted the Kristin Armstrong Cycling Academy which gives cyclists coaching, motivation, and confidence.
Kristin isn't the only person excited about her new adventure. Vice President of Athletics for USA Cycling Jim Miller is looking forward to having her back in the competition.
I m thrilled Kristin s continuing to compete, said Jim Miller. It would have been a shame to watch the next two years go by without her and know that Kristin still has the ability and desire to compete and challenge for both World and Olympic titles.