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Olympic champion Armstrong to return

Golden farewell: Kristin Armstrong finished off her Olympic Games career on top.

Golden farewell: Kristin Armstrong finished off her Olympic Games career on top. (Image credit: AFP)

American Kristin Armstrong will return to competition in 2011, following a year off in which she gave birth to her son, Lucas William.

Armstrong won the 2008 Olympic Games time trial in Beijing and followed that performance with a second time trial world championship in 2009 to add to her 2006 title.

The 37-year-old spent her year away from competition working with the Peanut Butter & Co./Twenty12 team, and will return to race with that squad with an eye toward the 2012 London Olympic Games.

"I love cycling and I love competing. I stopped racing after the 2009 World Championships not because I was burned out, but because my husband and I wanted to start a family,” Armsrtong said, according to KTBV news in Boise. “I told myself from the beginning if everything went smoothly with the birth of our son, Lucas William, I would consider racing again.”

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