Posted by Editor on 03/2/18
Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Kristin Armstrong, is set to host the inaugural Chrono Kristin Armstrong on July 13th as part of a three-day weekend celebrating cycling in her hometown of Boise, Idaho. The only professional event of this caliber in the United States in 2018 will be open to UCI Elite women and men. The women and men will compete for equal prize money and the weekend's prize purse totals $35K. There will be an opportunity for a limited field of amateur riders to race the course prior to the Chrono, to try for their fastest time and compare to some of the best in the world in the time trial discipline, also known as 'The Race of Truth.'
On Friday, the Chrono Kristin Armstrong will kick-off three days of cycling in the Treasure Valley around Boise, which will also include on Saturday, the Twilight Kids Ride with Kristin Armstrong and the 32nd Annual ASWB Downtown Boise Twilight Criterium, and on Sunday, the 63-mile Chicken Dinner Road Race. In addition, two special community events will be held in downtown Boise, where fans can attend the Chrono Kristin Armstrong Awards Ceremony and Twilight Criterium Rider Meet & Greet, both to be held at JUMP in downtown Boise.
"It's important to me with everything the sport of cycling has brought to my life, to be able to grow a meaningful legacy within the sport," said Armstrong. "We look forward to showcasing the discipline of time-trialing at a world-class level, to helping develop up and coming athletes and bring further opportunities for them to compete in the USA, and to bringing cyclists of all levels together to ride in celebration of the joy one can find while simply riding a bike."
Athletes participating in the individual time trial will conquer a point-to-point 23-kilometre (15-mile) course that includes rolling, steep-pitched grades, and long straightaways that will challenge stamina and focus. The course is a closed circuit starting at Hunter's Creek Sports Park located in the scenic farming community of Star. The finish will take riders on to the back side of Firebird Raceway and to the drag strip heading north to south for the final 400 metres.
Registration for all events opened March 1st at BikeReg.com. Each event is a stand alone event and will need to be registered for separately.
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