GLENNS FERRY — Three-time Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong hosted her second annual Chrono Kristin Armstrong race in Glenns Ferry to kick the festivities for the Twilight Criterium into high gear.-
Both men and women raced against the clock on the Old Oregon Trail Road in. Armstrong organized this event with the help of the J.A. Kathryn Albertsons Foundation.
"I'm actually able to provide an opportunity for the next generation in the event I won three gold medals in," said Armstrong. "It means a lot to me and having this event in Glenns Ferry was absolutely awesome. The whole town got behind it."
Chloe Dygert of team Sho Air Cycling based out of Boise won the women's race and was clocked going 51 mph near the finish line. The team at Sho Air Cycling will try to carry that momentum into Saturday. They have won the last three Twilight Criterium events.
"I've heard it brings about 20,000 people to the event, so it is always nice to have big crowds and a lot of people cheering for you," said Dygert. "It is even more special when you have the group of girls behind you."
Here's a link to the Twilight Criterium schedule, and one event you will want to check out if you have kids is the Kristin Armstrong kid's race. Registration begins at noon.
"There're a lot of great things for families to do, so bring your kids down and ride with me," said Armstrong.