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.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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