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Kristin Armstrong seemed to be retiring at the perfect time. The Olympic time trial champion had just won another world championship. She had competed in every major race, and won her share of them. She was 36 years old and ready to start a family. There was only one problem. She wasn't ready to get off the bike. So after giving birth to her son Lucas in 2010, the American resumed the long hours that made her one of the best cyclists of her generation. And despite a broken collarbone sustained earlier this year, she'll be defending her time trial gold at the London Games on Wednesday. ''A lot of people ask, 'Why did I need to come back?''' Armstrong said. ''After winning a gold medal and retiring with a world championship medal, what more is there? ''I realized the reason I stopped the sport of cycling is to have a child. I wanted to start a family, and as I was getting older, I wasn't sure how long it would take,'' she said. ''Luckily for us, Lucas came into our lives a littl...
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