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Armstrong named USOC athlete of the month

Kristin Armstrong has been voted the U.S. Olympic Committee’s top athlete of September, beating tennis player Melanie Oudin and track and field’s Sanya Richards. Armstrong topped the vote which was cast by U.S. Olympic ‘family members’, while the final 10 percent was decided by more than 1500 peoples who voted on the committee’s Twitter site.

Armstrong’s victory was no doubt aided by the exposure which came with her International Cycling Union Road World Time Trial Championship victory in September. Just days later Armstrong narrowly missed a podium place in the women’s road race at the Mendrisio, Switzerland event.

Armstrong is due to retire from riding at season’s end at which point she will join the California-based Proman-Hitsquad team in 2010. Her role within the women’s squad is yet to be decided.

During her decorated career Armstrong has claimed an Olympic gold medal and multiple UCI Time Trial World Championships. Those highlights join a long list of domestic and international victories, plus a swag of national road race and time trial championships.

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