Meet Kristin Richard, First Wife of Lance Armstrong: Their Marriage Life Explored

Kristin Richard, the first wife of Lance Armstrong has her career worked in her favor once again. Though their married life together didn’t go as expected, they both seem satisfied with their lives.


Meet Kristin Richard

Kristin is a professional cyclist, who has been an Olympic gold medalist three times and won the U.S. championship six times. This 49-year-old woman is originally from Memphis, Tennessee.

She has received her B.S. degree from the University of Idaho and owns a chain of health clubs by the name ‘Pivot by KA’ in Idaho. Born into a military family, she spent her early childhood in Tennessee but moved to Japan for high school.

Throughout her cycling profession, she collaborated with marketing and healthcare brands. The proud mother is a passionate writer and editor for Runner’s World magazine. She has authored many books such as “Happily Ever After” and “Mile Markers”, “The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run”

Currently, she is married to Joe Savola, and they have a son named Lucas. The approximate value of her net worth is $32 million

Kristin Richard
Kristin Richard and Lance Armstrong (Credit: Getty Images)

The Love Story

Kristin and Lance met at a press conference in 1997. At that time Lance was battling testicular cancer and Kristin had a great career going on. The latter was working for an advertising and public relations firm in Austin, Texas.
Kristin on meeting Lance called him cute, she said,

” He had just finished up his chemotherapy. He was bald and cute, and it was a business relationship at first that evolved into a friendship. “

Later their friendship evolved into dating, and then Lance popped the question with a huge diamond ring. Kristin moved to France with her husband and supported him in his cycling career after he beats cancer.

Kristin Richard
Kristin Richard and Lance Armstrong (Credit: Getty Images)

However, they divorced after five years of marriage and three children. With Kristin’s interviews, it seems like she lost herself in the marriage and wanted her life to change for the better.

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Their Marriage Life

The couple stayed together for five years, from 1998 to 2003. Their divorce gathered various questions as to why such a perfect couple would split.
Both of them talked about how things were not perfect as they looked. But as they couldn’t perfect their relationship, they decided to split.

Soon after, Lance moved on with Annen, a Colorado-born yoga instructor. Recently, he shared his marriage images with Anne Hansen. He called her his love of life and declared their marriage his best day ever.

Kristin Richard
Kristin Richard and Lance Armstrong

“Best. Day. Ever. Married the love of my life @annahansenarmstrong. So special having our kids t here as well. It was an evening full of laughter and plenty of joyful tears. Anna, you have been my absolute rock the past 14 years and let me be clear, I would not have survived them without you “


He further added,

“I’m so pleased with the couple we’ve bought flip into – It took us doing the work, the truly exhausting work, and I’m so glad that we did. I actually such as you immensely and can always be proper right here for you and our family. “

On the other hand, Kristin Richard relaunched her career and discovered her love for writing. She has inspired many young women. She is now married to Joe Savola.

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