Chattanooga, TN—Team TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air‘s Kristin Armstrong (below) and Carmen Small raced to a 1-2 finish aboard their DA1‘s in the 2015 US National TT Championships held over the weekend. Kristin’s winning time of 42:08 over the 31K course was just 13 seconds ahead of her teammate and calculated out to an average speed of 44.3K per hour for the 2x Olympic gold medalist and former World Champion.
For Kristin, it was her second race back after officially coming out of retirement taken right after the 2012 Olympic Games in London where she won gold. She raced the Amgen Tour of CA Woman’s TT last week to a 3rd place finish and admittedly was a bit disappointed. By winning the 2015 National TT title she automatically earns a start spot for the United States at this year’s UCI World Road/TT Championships in Richmond, VA. One technical note: Kristin’s DA1 was outfitted with SRAM’s new electronic shifting. Details on this will be available from SRAM as soon as they are ready to discuss.
For Carmen (below), who already locked up a World Championship start by winning the PanAm TT Championships last month, her close second place finish only confirmed that she remains one of the world’s best. Still nursing a bad shoulder from a high-speed motor-pacing crash leading up to PanAm’s, she found extra motivation from an unfortunate mechanical in the Amgen Tour of CA TT which left her wondering what if. Other notable finishes for Team TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air team members include Allie Dragoo (8th) and Amber Gaffney (14th).
For full results and recap go to: http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/usa-cycling-professional-road-championships-2015