Yoga teacher, 34, ‘murdered world-class cycling star, 25, jealous of her dating ex’

Texas police are hunting a 34-year-old yoga teacher accused of shooting and killing America’s leading gravel cyclist, dubbed “America’s most successful woman” because of a brief relationship with her boyfriend.

Caitlin Armstrong has not been seen since May 13 — two days after Moriah Wilson, 25, was found bloodied at a friend’s home in East Austin on May 11.

An arrest warrant has been issued for yoga teacher Armstrong, who remains at large, and all her social media accounts have been deleted.

Armstrong’s boyfriend Colin Strickland, also a professional cyclist, had a brief romantic relationship with Wilson in October while he was on vacation with his girlfriend of three years.

He and Armstrong got back together shortly after their split from Wilson, but his girlfriend only discovered the week-long flirtation in January.

Leading U.S. gravel cyclist Moriah Wilson was found shot dead in his Austin apartment on May 11 before a race

The Austin American-Statesman reported that Armstrong “became very angry and shook with rage,” according to a whistleblower who spoke with police.

According to an affidavit obtained by Fox 7 Austin, Armstrong told an informant that she wanted to kill Wilson and that she had either recently purchased a firearm or was about to purchase a firearm.

Strickland told police he purchased two 9mm pistols for him and Armstrong around this time.

Wilson flew from California to Texas, where she lived with a friend before the race in Hicko, northwest of Waco.

According to the affidavit, she was found dead multiple times with a 9mm pistol at her home in East Austin the day before the game.

The APD tested Armstrong’s pistol and, based on ballistic evidence, found it to be the same firearm used by Wilson when he died.

On the evening of May 11 — the day after Wilson arrived in town, after her 222km Belgian Waffle Ride victory in California — Wilson and Strickland went to Austin’s famous municipal pool, Deep Eddy swims.

Strickland and Wilson sponsored by Red Bull went to Pool Burger for dinner after a swim.

He dropped her off at her Austin apartment at 8:30 pm.

Shortly after, Armstrong’s SUV was seen driving past, captured by a neighbor’s Ring camera.

Armstrong told police that it wasn’t until 9:20 p.m. that Armstrong returned to the house she shared with Strickland.

On Friday, Strickland issued a statement insisting his relationship with Wilson was “platonic and professional.”

Yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong has not appeared since May 13 in connection with the alleged murder of Wilson in an Austin, Texas apartment.

Yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong has not appeared since May 13 in connection with the alleged murder of Wilson in an Austin, Texas apartment.

“There is no way to adequately express my regret and torment for my approach to this horrific crime,” he wrote.

He said he was cooperating fully with police.

“I greatly admire her and consider her a close friend,” he wrote.

“I am deeply saddened by her loss.”

Wilson is seen as a rising star in the sport.

She’s just turned pro, leaving her job at California-based bike company Specialized, after leading the Elite Women for the first time in the Life Time Grand Prix off-road series a few weeks ago.

She’s heading into a busy season, competing in the US and East Africa.

Wilson grew up in East Berke, Vermont.

Her father, Eric Wilson, was on the U.S. ski team, while her aunt, Laura, competed in the Olympics as a cross-country skier.

Armstrong's boyfriend Colin Strickland (pictured), also a professional cyclist, had a brief affair with Wilson while on vacation with his girlfriend of three years in October

Armstrong’s boyfriend Colin Strickland (pictured), also a professional cyclist, had a brief affair with Wilson while on vacation with his girlfriend of three years in October

Armstrong was charged Friday with Wilson's murder and is now on the run

Armstrong was charged Friday with Wilson’s murder and is now on the run

She competed skiing throughout her youth and went on to compete at Dartmouth College, where she also played football.

She graduated with an engineering degree.

“Moriah Wilson is lighthearted,” said Mountain Bike and Gravel Hall of Famer Rebecca Rusch.

“She’s talented, smart, gentle, fast, focused, elegant.

“She has a composure and inner strength that is very rare in any human being, especially one who is only 25 years old.

“She has a bubble of positivity and happiness around her, and we all want to be in her bubble.”

Wilson was described by her cyclist as 'full of sunshine and laughter'

Wilson was described by her cyclist as ‘full of sunshine and laughter’

Unbound Gravel winner Lauren De Crescenzo said Wilson was a tough contender and “always kind, humble and friendly.”

She said: “I wish I had gotten to know you better through the bike. We only talked a few times but you were always kind, humble and amiable.

“I know you are a fierce competitor on the bike, always taking our sport to new heights. Thank you for pushing us to be better. I have the deepest admiration for you this season.

Former pro road racer and gravel contender Ted King, also from Vermont, said: “The news of the past few days is impossible to absorb. It’s been a pleasure to meet Mo, and the glimmer of happiness is heartbreaking beyond measure.

Wilson and Strickland take a swim at this municipal pool, Deep Eddy, on May 11

Wilson and Strickland take a swim at this municipal pool, Deep Eddy, on May 11

He added: “She’s already made her name on the sport, but I feel like I’ve been bragging about meeting her for the past two months and telling people how high her career is going, and she’s from Vermont. .”

Her parents, Eric and Karen, thank the cycling community for their support.

“While Moriah’s tragic loss is unfathomable, at the same time, we want everyone to join us in celebrating her life, accomplishments and love for others,” they said in a statement.

“Always worked tirelessly to achieve her goals and we know she is pursuing what she loves. We will miss her dearly and know that all mourn her with us.

“We know that Moriah will want the race to go ahead and let her compatriots test their limits as she will be racing alongside her friends on the racecourse.

“We want everyone to feel her passion and support as they chase their dreams. Her spirit is with you in training and every match day.

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