Armstrong Wins Women's Time Trial at 2009 UCI Cycling World Championships
Olympic Champion Kristin Armstrong (USA) earlier today won the women's individual time trial at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships in Mendrisio, Switzerland.
It was her second time trial World Championship gold medal. Armstrong won her first gold medal in 2006 in Salzburg, Austria.
"It does not matter what year and how many times you are world champion, it is always the best feeling in the world," Armstrong said. "Today was an amazing day. The stars were aligned and of course I had a little bit of luck on my side. I could not have become World Champion today without riding the fastest equipment possible. The Cervélo P4 was my machine today. I was equipped with ... Rotor Rings, and a Catlike helmet - amazing equipment. Thank you to all of my sponsors."
It was also the second last race of Kristin's professional cycling career, (the women's road race on Saturday will be her last). She won with a time of 00:35:26, with a 55 second lead over her nearest rival Naomi Cantele (ITA).
Denmark's Linda Villumsen took bronze and Germany's Judith Arndt finished fourth.