Armstrong out for the rest of the Exergy Tour, husband says

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Boise Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong will miss the rest of the Exergy Tour after crashing in Thursday's prologue and fracturing her clavicle. Armstrong will undergo surgery Friday morning.

She crashed about midway through the 2-mile course, but got back on her bike and finished the event. Armstrong finished 13th in the stage, eight seconds behind winner Tara Whitten.

Armstrong immediately grabbed her left shoulder as she crossed the finish line in obvious pain. She was crying while doctors attended to her after the race.

Armstrong was the 103rd and final rider of the day, the first of five in the inaugural Exergy Tour.

Canadian rider Tara Whitten won the stage, riding the 2-mile course in 4 minutes, 9.64 seconds. Whitten rides for Team TIBCO-To the Top, which had their bikes stolen in Boise before the race. All the bikes were recovered.

Canadian riders Gillian Carleton and Clara Hughes finished second and third, respectively.

The Tour continues Friday in Nampa.

Pre-race

Boise Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong will be the final rider in Thursday night's Exergy Tour prologue beginning and ending in Boise's Julia Davis Park.

Armstrong, riding for the ExergyTwenty12 team, will start the 2.0-mile course at 8:13 p.m. The first rider Jamie Dinkins-Bookwalter, riding for ESPNW, will start at 6:31 p.m. Riders will start each minute thereafter.

The prologue is the first event of the five-day stage race that will cover 195.5 miles in Southwestern Idaho. The Exergy Tour ends Monday in Boise's Hyde Park.

Here is the complete start list:

Start order; Time; Bib number; Last name, first name; Team; Country

1. 18.31'00" 143 DINKINS-BOOKWALTER Jamie ESW USA

2. 18.32'00" 136 ALBERSHARDT Addyson NOW USA

3. 18.33'00" 128 LOWE Courteney OPC NZL

4. 18.34'00" 108 RYAN Kendall TIB USA

5. 18.35'00" 37 FAHLIN Emilia SLU SWE

6. 18.36'00" 18 WILES Tayler EXG USA

7. 18.37'00" 157 KURTH Jackie PMR USA

8. 18.38'00" 146 DONOVAN Kathryn ESW USA

9. 18.39'00" 134 GOKEY-SMITH Christina NOW USA

10. 18.40'00" 127 ALBRECHT Lex OPC CAN

11. 18.41'00" 112 CANUEL Karol-Ann CAN CAN

12. 18.42'00" 107 MYERS Lindsay TIB USA

13. 18.43'00" 31 STEVENS Evelyn SLU USA

14. 18.44'00" 17 SHAW Rhae-Christie EXG CAN

15. 18.45'00" 156 SANDERS Anna PMR USA

16. 18.46'00" 148 ZIDER Mary ESW USA

17. 18.47'00" 135 GORRY Devon NOW USA

18. 18.48'00" 125 RAMSDEN Denise OPC CAN

19. 18.49'00" 115 ROORDA Stephanie CAN CAN

20. 18.50'00" 104 PURCELL Jennifer TIB USA

21. 18.51'00" 43 FRY Rowena GEW AUS

22. 18.52'00" 33 TEUTENBERG Ina Yoko SLU GER

23. 18.53'00" 24 GILMORE Rochelle FHT AUS

24. 18.54'00" 16 TETRICK Alison EXG USA

25. 18.55'00" 155 WEINBRECHT Jen PMR USA

26. 18.56'00" 144 GULOIEN Leah ESW CAN

27. 18.57'00" 137 NEWELL Elizabeth NOW USA

28. 18.58'00" 121 HOLCOMB Janel OPC USA

29. 18.59'00" 105 HALL Lauren TIB USA

30. 19.00'00" 93 TSENG Hsiao Chia ATT TPE

31. 19.01'00" 84 ROCKX Anouk SLT NED

32. 19.02'00" 71 GOSS Belinda NXX AUS

33. 19.03'00" 62 GAGGIOLI Whitney FCL USA

34. 19.04'00" 52 BELMANS Els VLL BEL

35. 19.05'00" 45 MACLEAN Jessie GEW AUS

36. 19.06'00" 35 ROWNEY Loren SLU AUS

37. 19.07'00" 22 LUPERINI Fabiana FHT ITA

38. 19.08'00" 15 MCGRATH Kristin EXG USA

39. 19.09'00" 3 CILVINAITE Inga DPZ LTU

40. 19.10'00" 154 WELSH Alisha PMR USA

41. 19.11'00" 145 MACGREGOR Moriah ESW CAN

42. 19.12'00" 138 SAMPLONIUS Anne NOW CAN

43. 19.13'00" 126 WILCOXSON Jade OPC USA

44. 19.14'00" 114 CARLETON Gillian CAN CAN

45. 19.15'00" 106 WHEELER Jennifer TIB USA

46. 19.16'00" 92 HUANG Ho Hsun ATT TPE

47. 19.17'00" 81 BUYL Kimberly SLT BEL

48. 19.18'00" 72 MACKIE Emma NXX AUS

49. 19.19'00" 64 UEBELHART Jessica FCL SUI

50. 19.20'00" 55 DRUYTS Kelly VLL BEL

51. 19.21'00" 46 CROMWELL Tiffany GEW AUS

52. 19.22'00" 36 WORRACK Trixi SLU GER

53. 19.23'00" 26 NADALUTTI Chiara FHT ITA

54. 19.24'00" 14 DVORAK Andrea EXG USA

55. 19.25'00" 2 BATAGELJ Polona DPZ SLO

56. 19.26'00" 153 WERNER Rebecca PMR AUS

57. 19.27'00" 141 BERTINE Kathryn ESW SKN

58. 19.28'00" 132 DILLON Olivia NOW IRL

59. 19.29'00" 122 NUMAINVILLE Joelle OPC CAN

60. 19.30'00" 111 BEVERIDGE Julie CAN CAN

61. 19.31'00" 103 MILLER Amanda TIB USA

62. 19.32'00" 91 HSIAO Mei Yu ATT TPE

63. 19.33'00" 82 DE NYS Sofie SLT BEL

64. 19.34'00" 74 JÖHREND Marlen NXX GER

65. 19.35'00" 63 SAARELAINEN Sari FCL FIN

66. 19.36'00" 53 BEYEN Ine VLL BEL

67. 19.37'00" 41 HÄUSLER Claudia GEW GER

68. 19.38'00" 38 STACHER Ally SLU USA

69. 19.39'00" 25 GALLOWAY Myfanwy FHT AUS

70. 19.40'00" 13 CROWELL Jacquelyn EXG USA

71. 19.41'00" 4 D'ETTORRE Alessandra DPZ ITA

72. 19.42'00" 152 LASASSO Kristen PMR USA

73. 19.43'00" 142 CARON Joanie ESW CAN

74. 19.44'00" 133 FARINA Robin NOW USA

75. 19.45'00" 123 KIRCHMANN Leah OPC CAN

76. 19.46'00" 116 BROWN Laura CAN CAN

77. 19.47'00" 102 WHITTEN Tara TIB CAN

78. 19.48'00" 94 LEE Yu Hsuan ATT TPE

79. 19.49'00" 83 VAN SEVEREN Celine SLT BEL

80. 19.50'00" 75 SCHNITZMEIER Ana Bianca NXX GER

81. 19.51'00" 65 RACCHETTO Liza FCL USA

82. 19.52'00" 51 POLSPOEL Maaike VLL BEL

83. 19.53'00" 44 RHODES Alexis GEW AUS

84. 19.54'00" 32 HUGHES Clara SLU CAN

85. 19.55'00" 23 HOHL Jennifer FHT SUI

86. 19.56'00" 12 CLIFF-RYAN Theresa EXG USA

87. 19.57'00" 1 BRONZINI Giorgia DPZ ITA

88. 19.58'00" 151 KACHOREK Emily PMR USA

89. 19.59'00" 147 CALLE Maria-Luisa ESW COL

90. 20.00'00" 131 POWERS Alison NOW USA

91. 20.01'00" 124 SMALL Carmen OPC USA

92. 20.02'00" 113 GLAESSER Jasmin CAN CAN

93. 20.03'00" 101 GUARNIER Megan TIB USA

94. 20.04'00" 95 LIN Chia Hui ATT TPE

95. 20.05'00" 85 SCHREURS Gerrike SLT NED

96. 20.06'00" 73 NEYLAN Rachel NXX AUS

97. 20.07'00" 61 OLIVEIRA Flavia FCL BRA

98. 20.08'00" 54 D'HOORE Jolien VLL BEL

99. 20.09'00" 42 GILLOW Shara GEW AUS

100. 20.10'00" 34 NEBEN Amber SLU USA

101. 20.11'00" 21 COOKE Nicole FHT GBR

102. 20.12'00" 5 PIERCE Amber DPZ USA

103. 20.13'00" 11 ARMSTRONG Kristin EXG USA

ALL BLOCKING TRAFFIC

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You fry wants with that?

Told you it was a hulking dumb idea...

No trip to stupid London. Sounds better off to me. Olympics suck, NBC taught me this and Lillehammer, Nagano were the last decent ones.

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You fry wants with that?

You're not worth the time to

You're not worth the time to try to explain to why this is such a good thing for Boise.
Don't worry, she'll still go to London.

Yeah, dumb idea. Let's not promote the city and state and show the rest of the country how great this place is.
I'm soooo glad you don't work for the Chamber of Commerce. People would think this is the worst place to live.

I know you've read the paper before. It's full of crap news.

PS That isn't going to heal well and she should remember that child before she gets into a pileup and wastes the usage of an arm.

Tour de France has pretty much ruined my interest in cycle racing. NBC ruined my interest in the Olympic Games. Calgary, with the death on the ice track was horrible. They just get worse.

I am not a miserable sob...I have 700+ LPs

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You fry wants with that?

You are sounding more and

You are sounding more and more like one miserable sob.

There's no sound here.

You sound like you know sob though

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You fry wants with that?

Road surface

Watching the video it looks like her front tire gets pushed out- likely due to a slight rut in the road surface.

ACHD!

At least it wasn't a suicidal French dog.

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You fry wants with that?