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Armstrong removed

Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong (Boise/University of Idaho) was bumped from the U.S. time trial team at the world championships after USA Cycling reviewed Amber Neben’s protest. Armstrong (pictured right) told the Associated Press in an email on Friday that Neben challenged USA Cycling’s decision earlier this month to enter Armstrong as one of two American riders in the time trial at worlds in Copenhagen, Denmark. USA Cycling declined to give a reason for the change. Armstrong ended a brief retirement from professional cycling in 2010 after giving birth to her son. She had been hoping for a top-three finish in Denmark that would have automatically qualified her for the U.S. Olympic team bound for London next summer. – AP