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Chrono Kristin Armstrong time trial kicks off big cycling weekend

Idaho hosts the first Chrono Kristin Armstrong

This is the first year for the Chrono Kristin Armstrong. And it is the only international time trial for cyclists in the United States.
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This is the first year for the Chrono Kristin Armstrong. And it is the only international time trial for cyclists in the United States.

The Treasure Valley’s packed cycling weekend got underway Friday with the inaugural Chrono Kristin Armstrong time trial event in and around Star.

Amber Neben of Irvine, California, won the Women’s Elite division on a scorching day with a time of 32 minutes, 59 seconds, more than 7 seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher, Chloe Dygert. In the Men’s Elite race, Serghei Tvetcov won with a time of 28:49, a whopping 52 seconds ahead of Brandon McNulty.

“The race was awesome,” Neben said. “The road is a fantastic time trial course. It actually reminded me of some of the time trials I’ve done in France.”

The annual Twilight Criterium cycling races take place in Downtown Boise on Saturday. The Kids’ Ride, which features Armstrong, Boise’s three-time Olympic gold medalist, is at 1 p.m. There are races all afternoon, with the pro races for women (7 p.m.) and men (8:15 p.m.) capping the day.

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Cyclist Kristin Armstrong, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, signed autographs and rode with kids before the Boise Twilight Criterium on July 11, 2015. Armstrong ended a nearly three-year retirement in April 2015 with her sights set on one more Ol

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