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Boise’s Kristin Armstrong goes for Olympic gold at 6:06 a.m.

Boise cyclist Kristin Armstrong takes fourth Olympics for a spin

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong of Boise ended a nearly three-year retirement in April 2015 with her sights set on one more Olympic berth. She competed in the Olympic road race Aug. 7 and won her third consecutive gold medal in th
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong of Boise ended a nearly three-year retirement in April 2015 with her sights set on one more Olympic berth. She competed in the Olympic road race Aug. 7 and won her third consecutive gold medal in th

Kristin Armstrong is racing for her third straight gold medal in the Olympic time trial at 6:06 a.m. Mountain time.

The 25-woman race starts at 5:30 a.m. and you can watch it live here. We’ll have a wrap-up at IdahoStatesman.com as soon as the race is over.

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The entire 18.5-mile competition, with riders going off one at a time in a race against the clock, will last less than 90 minutes. As the defending champion, Armstrong is the final rider in the field.

[Related: Armstrong seeks third Olympic gold medal “because I can.”]

Armstrong did not finish Sunday’s road race, won by Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen, who is a gold medal contender Wednesday.

The Boise Olympian came out of retirement a second time for another shot at gold in Rio, and another chance to race in front of a home-town crowd at the Twilight Criterium on Saturday night.

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