Three-time Olympic time trial champion Kristin Armstrong will join USA Cycling’s Elite Athletics department as an endurance performance director, USA Cycling announced on Monday.
Armstrong, the most-decorated U.S. women’s cyclist of all-time, won three gold medals in three consecutive Olympic games in 2008, 2012, and 2016. Along with her Olympic golds, Armstrong is a two-time world champion and six-time national champion.
Performance directors are tasked with working with athletes on developing objectives, monitoring progress, optimizing training and competition schedules, and fully leveraging all available resources such as world-class coaching, state-of-the-art equipment, wind-tunnel testing, nutrition guidance, and sports psychology.
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“Cycling has given me so much, and I want to give back,” Armstrong said in a statement. “I did not achieve my success alone, and I know others can’t either. I’m really pleased USA Cycling asked me to help them improve their athlete development and support, and I look forward to joining their impressive high-performance team. My goal is to help others achieve their full potential.”
“We are honored and very fortunate that Kristin will be joining USA Cycling in a vital role entirely focused on providing our best athletes with world-class development expertise and access to the outstanding technical resources available to them from USA Cycling, the US Olympic Committee, and our growing roster of high performance partners like Assos and Felt,” said USA Cycling President Derek Bouchard-Hall.