Kristen Armstrong Breaks Collarbone
Injury puts Olympics in doubt
Kristen Armstrong, the defending Olympic time trial gold medalist, on Thursday broke her collarbone in a hard crash in the prologue of the Exenergy Uour in Idaho, putting in jeopardy her participation in the upcoming London Olympic Games. Armstrong, 38, went down in a turn halfway through the two-mile opening time trial but managed to recover and finish 13th, only eight seconds behind winner Tara Wittman. Joe Savola, Armstrong’s husband, said Armstrong was on her way to victory when she crashed. “She was flying, she was taking a chance,” he said. Armstrong underwent surgery on Friday to repair a break in her clavicle but could recover in time to race in London. USA Cycling will announce a final Olympic roster on June 15.
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