Les Herbiers, France
— Kristin Armstrong
of the Peanut Butter & Co. - Twenty12
team finished a close second
in the Chrono des Nations Time Trial
in France Sunday. Armstrong, the current defending Olympic champion
in the time trial, posted a time of 28:07 on her Felt DA
bike, 9 seconds off the winning mark set by a fellow American rider Amber Neben.
Armstrong returned to the sport earlier this year after taking nearly two years off to start a family. She retired after winning gold at the 2009 TT World Championship. Shortly after the birth of her son in 2010 she announced she would return to competition. Now 38, Armstrong is focused on trying to qualify for next summer’s Olympic Games in London.