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Back 4.21.2011

Kristin Armstrong is Back

Despite a year’s hiatus from racing, it has not taken long for former world and Olympic time trial champion Kristin Armstrong to get back into form. The Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 rider made it look easy at the Sea Otter Classic last week, winning three out of four stages and cruising to the overall win. Even more impressively, those stage wins included a field sprint, a time trial, and a hilly road race. Clearly, Kristin’s comeback is on the right track.

Meanwhile, her teammate Alison Starnes made a splash on Zipp 303s in her first World Cup race, the Ronde van Drenthe in the Netherlands. After an 80km breakaway effort, Alison picked up the race’s Most Aggressive rider prize along with the points classification from the course’s many cobblestone sections.

On the ITU circuit, Chile’s Barbara Riveros extended her World Cup lead by winning on the island of Ishigaki, Japan. Having finished third and second in the first two legs of the series, she came off the bike leg on 303s, quickly pushed the pace on the run, and never looked back.

In New Orleans, the weekend’s Ironman 70.3 event was disrupted by high winds and shorted to a bike-run time trial format, with athletes starting at 30-second intervals. Zipp’s Terenzo Bozzone took fifth, and Yvonne Van Vlerken and Linsey Corbin finished third and fourth.