Asheville resident and Olympic silver medalist Lauren Tomayo returns home

About 40 friends, family and fans greeted cyclist Lauren Tomayo when she returned to Asheville yesterday, Aug. 13. A member of the U.S. Cycling Team, Tomayo earned a silver medal at the Olympics.

“Lauren Tamayo is still trying to process the feeling of being an Olympic silver medalist — and the attention that comes with it.

She received a hero’s welcome Monday afternoon at Asheville Regional Airport, as about 40 or so family, friends and others applauded her when she walked through the airport,” Romando Dixon, Asheville Citizen-Times reported.

For more on Tomayo’s return and her Olympic adventure, click here.

For “ASKville: Pro Cyclist Sets a Wickedly Fast Pace,” a 2010 Mountain Xpress interview of Tomayo by Staff Reporter Jake Frankel, click here.

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