Kristin Armstrong Q&A: ‘I retired, had a baby, and then won Olympic gold’

One of Team USA's most decorated athletes answers Cycling Weekly's questions

Kristin Armstrong at the Olympic Games
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Kristin Armstrong is one of the greatest time trialists of all time. She became world champion in the event twice during her career, and won three successive Olympic gold medals, at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. The American is now a coach and ambassador for the virtual cycling platform Zwift

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.