BOISE - It's official, again. Kristin Armstrong will be competing in Rio.
The politics of USA Cycling was once again placed Boise's two-time gold medalist in the center of controversy.
U.S. time trials champ Carmen Small believes she was unfairly left off the team in place of Armstrong, so there was an arbitration hearing for re-consideration Wednesday in Colorado.
USA Cycling has a detailed and confusing list they use to select the team, and the arbitration hearing was simply a way for an athlete who feels he or she has been unfairly left off the team to present a case.
Though Armstrong finished a distant third to Small at the U.S. Nationals time trail she was second at the Tour of the Gila, won the Redlands Bicycle Classic and was second overall at the Tour of California.
This will be Armstrong's fourth Olympic games. She won gold medals in the the individual time trial in 2008 and 2012.
In addition to competing in the individual time trial in Rio, Armstrong will also compete in the women's road race.
After coming out of retirement for the second time in her career, Armstrong won the 2015 time trial national championship in just her second event since returning to competition. She took fifth at the 2015 UCI Road Cycling World Championships.