USACYCLING  • Kristin Armstrong-Savola
Kristin Armstrong

Kristin Armstrong-Savola

Professional road bicycle racer and three-time Olympic gold medalist.

D.O.B August 11, 1973
Hometown Boise, Idaho
School University of Idaho (B.S. Exercise Physiology)
Residence Boise, Idaho
Pro Teams Energy TWENTY12 (2012), Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 (2011), Cervelo Lifeforce (2008-2009), Team Lipton (2006-2007), T-Mobile Women (2001-2005)

Meet the Athlete

Prior to becoming one of the world's top competitive road cyclists, Kristin was a world-class runner, swimmer and triathlete. She's even a veteran of multisport's most grueling event, having competed in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in 1999. During her career as a professional triathlete, Kristin was diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the hips and was forced away from high-impact activities such as running. Cycling was considered the best form of therapy for her condition, and by 2003 Kristin was recognized as one of the top American cyclists.

Points of Interest


Besides American cycling legend, Greg LeMond, Kristin is the only other American in history to win three career medals at the UCI Road World Championships.

In her first season of international track competition, Kristin won a bronze medal in the individual pursuit at the 2005 UCI Track World Cup in Sydney.

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Kristin is often asked if she was Lance's wife, referring to the seven-time Tour de France winner's former wife of the same name. She is not.

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