Former professional cyclist Kristin Armstrong has committed to riding the Gran route in Gran Fondo Hincapie-Boise on July 14, 2019.
World Champion, National Champion, gold medalist, and former professional cyclist Kristin Armstrong has confirmed that she will ride the 80-mile Gran route in Gran Fondo Hincapie-Boise. Armstrong is the most decorated female cyclist and best female time trialist in U.S. history, with two World Championships, six U.S. National Championships, and three Olympic gold medals. Armstrong currently resides in Boise and spends her time public speaking, coaching, and writing her book. In the coming year, Armstrong will open four fitness facilities in the Treasure Valley area.
“We are honored that Kristin is joining us for the ride in Boise,” says George Hincapie, former professional cyclist and co-owner of the Hincapie companies. “Kristin has really paved the way for female cyclists in the industry, and she is an inspiration for us all.”
“I look forward to participating in Gran Fondo Hincapie-Boise—an opportunity to showcase the roads of Idaho,” says Armstrong. “This event brings yet another amazing event to Boise’s cycling-filled weekend alongside the Twilight Criterium, Kids Ride, and Chrono Kristin Armstrong.”
The Boise Gran Fondo Hincapie will start and end on July 14, 2019, in downtown Boise at Cecil D. Andrus Park, right near City Hall. The routes for the rides are some of the most adventurous in the Gran Fondo Hincapie series, with gravel, mountain, and riverside sections that provide an exciting experience for every cyclist. The ride takes place the day after the Boise Criterium, encouraging cyclists to cheer on the pros before riding themselves on Sunday.
The original Gran Fondo Hincapie, located in Greenville, SC, and now in its seventh year, has topped charts and received stellar reviews, acclaimed for the cycling celebrities in attendance, as well as the careful attention to safety, on-site viewing screens, course and segment timing, live tracking and streaming, live bands at the rest stops, and free family festival. The series now hosts events in Chattanooga, Fort Worth, and Boise, along with the flagship ride in Greenville, SC.