Kristin Armstrong was at the finish line of today's Stage 1 of the Exergy Tour—a punishing 77-mile race through Canyon County's hills and vineyards. But Armstrong was in her civilian clothes. Following last night's crash at the Prologue race and this morning's surgery for a broken clavicle, Armstrong made a point of coming out to cheer on her ExergyTwenty12 teammates.
It must have worked. Her colleague Theresa Cliff-Ryan won Friday's stage, followed by Germany's Ina Yoko Teutenberg and Australia's Rochelle Gilmore.
Teutenberg, with combined times from the May 24 and Friday races, claimed the yellow jersey as the overall leader, to date, for the five-day event.
Armstrong made a point of saying that her doctors cautioned her to wait a week before hopping back on a bicycle in her quest to make the U.S. Olympic team, but she also said she would "split the difference" and be back in the saddle as early as a day or two.