UCI Team Time Trial World Champion
Carmen has won the coveted rainbow jersey not once, but twice in the team time trial, earning it with the Specialized-lululemon team in 2013 and 2014.
Carmen has won the coveted rainbow jersey not once, but twice in the team time trial, earning it with the Specialized-lululemon team in 2013 and 2014.
Carmen was the fastest woman against the clock in the United States in 2013.
Carmen manages a professional coaching business for cyclists of all skill levels, sizes, and ages.
I think this is my 10th pro team camp and every year it’s the same but also a bit different. My English (written and spoken) is slipping so my apologies for that, but this is for good reason. I am one of two native English speakers on the team. The team is registered German, based in Switzerland, and official team language is English. Not sure how that all happened but really I’m not complaining about the language, but for sure I start speaking “Euro English.” Anyone who has been in this situation knows what I am talking about, if you don’t let me try to explain. Most of the team speaks English very well, I would say for sure fluently all except one rider. So it’s easy to communicate but for sure you start using shortened sentence, speak in a strange cadence, and often use a very simple vocabulary. I find it very apparent when I start to write an email and I reread it I find myself wondering what I even meant by a sentence that I wrote or even if it was me that wrote it.
How do I remedy this? I think I need to read more and write more. Not just emails but for sure this should force me into keeping up with my blog posts. (lucky for you) Ah, prefect example. What came into my mind in that last sentence was “good, I start today” not …”for sure this should force me into keeping up with my posts.” My questions or comments become very simple and I start changing the word order to accommodate the Europeans. Here is another example; we all have to go to the bathroom while riding. I would normally say, “I need to stop to pee,” or “I have to go to the bathroom.” Instead I find myself saying, “I need pee pee,” or “I need to make a pee,” or “I must pee,” or if they really aren’t understand my english I break down and say “Ich muss pissen!” This always makes the Germans laugh and for sure they get what I am saying right away.
It’s been a great success so far this week. Team camps at the begin of the season aren’t all about training on the bike, the number one objective is getting aquatinted with new and old sponsors. Its a chance to get bikes and other equipment dialed for the season, receiving new kit for on and off the bike, start building relationships with the riders/staff/sponsors, and if there’s time we can sneak in some good training days. This typically lasts about a week to ten days, then either the camp is over and you might have training camp oriented to strictly training later in the month or the following month. This year we will stay in Mallorca and have two weeks of some quality training after this week is over.
We have had most of our sponsors give presentations this week and I have learned so much about the products. I am super excited about this season and for sure we are on the highest quality bikes, wheels, and clothing out there. Here are some pictures to share. Enjoy
Our three nationals champs, Joelle Numainville (Canada), Ashleigh Moolman (South Africa), and Lotta Lepisto (Finland). Hopefully we can get some more Jerseys this year!
Me and Ashleigh
A big thanks to Velofocus for spending several days with us to get the perfect shots. Never and easy job at a team camp with all the chaos happening and trying to schedule everything with all the sponsor. I think the key to a successful training camp is flexibility from everyone.
A former US national time trial champion, UCI world champion bronze medalist and two-time team time trial world champion, Cervélo-Bigla’s Carmen Small knows a thing or two about the importance of recovering well. In addition to massages and rest, nutrition is key to rebuild your muscles. While Small’s prowess on the bike is well known, her second passion is being in the kitchen and taking time to prepare good, nutritious meals. Below are three of her favourite recovery meals.
“I love to cook and even more, I love to eat the food I cook so I take great pride in preparing meals,” says Small. “Good food isn’t just a great source of energy so I can get out the door to train hard and perform at my best, it’s also my second passion.”
“This is a very ‘light’ meal, one to be eaten during a recovery week of training. You can make this for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can always add to it if you need more of a meal but for breakfast, I like to just eat the omelette to start off my day. Fresh bread or some toast is a nice complement to this meal as well. You can always add some carbs to the meal if need be.”
read the full article here
I was recently interviews by Jessi Braverman for Total Women’s Cycling
In early December, Carmen Small was one of ten American women named to the women’s road long team for the 2016 Olympics. Four women from this list will have the honour of representing the United States in Rio next August. The 35-year-old has designed her season around her Olympic dream.
Small’s training program and race schedule for the winter and spring have all been designed to fit together like a puzzle – each piece reliant on the others to bring Small the best possible form going into the Olympics. The Ladies Tour of Qatar, widely recognised as the season opener amongst European-based teams, was a critical part of Small’s plans – so when she received a last minute email explaining that her Swiss-registered trade team had not been invited to race the four-day stage race she was distraught.
“Initially, I completely freaked out,” said Small. “How could this happen? We’re the fifth-ranked team in the world. Every other team ranked in the top ten was invited. We had every reason to expect to be there.”
Since Small lives in Colorado, winter training can be a challenge. She had planned to combine a January team camp in Spain with the race in Middle East. The base miles and early season race would offer her a relief from roller-riding and snowy cross-training.
ready full interview here
Wow, I’m impressing myself with writing another blog. Yes, it’s happening…how long will this last for? Well, I hope it continues but time will tell.
So often athlete are in denial about things; injuries, sickness, training, etc… For days I was telling myself I must just have allergies. My throat hurt a little, but I felt okay. I mean, I was tired but I was having a big training week so that’s pretty normal. So I pushed on. My coach intervened at one point and but my training back but the next day I felt pretty good and it was my last day of being in warm weather. So I rode hard and for about 4hrs. It was worth every moment but the next morning I woke up and not only was my throat still hurting I was now congested. One would argue that I made myself worse by training hard but I think I would have gotten this stupid little cold anyways. I still don’t feel too terrible but it’s pretty apparent that it’s not allergies, I have a cold.
There’s not much I can do at this point but try to get over it quickly. I am drinking an ungodly amount of tea, peeing every 20min (why isn’t USADA coming now, I could pee in about 5 minutes for them!) I’m not overdoing it on the bike, taking some time to recover and just move the legs a bit. I’m nasal rinsing three times a day. I am sleeping a lot, it’s time for this cold to move on! But maybe this is why I am updating my blog, trying to look at the positive!
How was our #smallsundaycamp? Thanks for asking! It was really good and I have some pictures to share. If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook you have seen some of these but they don’t get old. I did miss not making cappuccinos for myself, but don’t worry I’m home and back at practicing. You can tell I am “out of shape” with that, before I left I was on form for sure…hehehe
For the most part we had great weather, it rained two days and one day it rained so hard that we couldn’t go outside… Hard to complain though because they need rain bad. We (Ben and I) really enjoyed the warm days, although the locals were dressed like it was winter. I guess it’s all relative.
One of the “cooler” days so I had to wear my vest 😉 We rode mostly in the Santa Monica Mountains and the views never disappointed! We had a lot of climbing last week but that meant we had a lot of fun descending too.
This was from our last day of riding. We did a big loop and stopped for coffee after 2hrs and enjoyed the sun. This was one of the nicer days we had and we were for sure sad to leave, but all good things must come to an end.
I had some fun intervals on my TT bike too. I really love the Cervelo P5, that machine really is fast. I can’t wait to get to race it again this next season.
Back in Durango with the cats. It’s good to be home. I always miss my bed and having my “things.” I definitely appreciate being home after traveling. My bed is the thing I appreciate the most! I am clearly overdoing it on coffee this morning. At least one mug is tea. Until next time!
Starting off the new year… What does that mean for me. Nothing really changes to be honest. I have been training already for a month formally at least and my goals really haven’t changed. I was please to be announce to the Olympic long team and that means one step closer to the goal, Rio. As for new years resolutions, I don’t have any. Awhile back I decided to make sure I would focus on the positive things in life and be less negative. That could be a new years resolution but I like it better as just a change in mind set and life in general. But the new year is bring some new things.
Bigla has a new team name, Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling and we are bringing on some new sponsors so that’s exciting. We will have team camp at the end of the month so I wont spoil anything before the official revile of everything. Sorry, you will have to wait. So this leads me to my time line, what will I be doing next year? I will leave to head to Mallorca for team camp at the end of the month, then back to Lucca mid February for some final training and preparation to start the season. As most of you know (and if you don’t) I love Lucca and it’s become a second home to me so I am very excited to get back there. Lots of cappuccinos to come!
My focus will be on the World Tour races until May and then I will be coming back to the US to race nationals and Philly and then back to Europe for Giro. I need to see how the beginning part of the season plays out to make my plans for the rest of the season. Everything is going very well so far, I’m in California at the moment training in the sunshine. There was a little too much snow in Durango for me, I’ve gotten soft over the year or maybe smarter.
Hopefully I can keep up on the blog this year. That can be my new year resolution, but come on I want to make it somewhat obtainable. 😉 Hope you enjoy the pictures. You can alway keep up with me on Twitter, Instagram, Strava, and Facebook
This last weekend I was honored to be a part of the Dempsey Challenge. Two years ago I got to be a part of this wonderful event and as so happy to get to go back this year. Those of you who don’t know what the Dempsey Challenge is, here is a link and a quick overview of what it is:
What is The Dempsey Challenge?
The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen is a fundraising experience for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston, Maine. Comprised of various cycling distances (10, 25, 50, 70 and 100 miles), and a 5K (3.1 mile) and 10K (6.2 mile) run/walk, participants 18 and over are required to raise $150 (and encouraged to raise even more!) as they prepare for The Dempsey Challenge. A youth fundraising campaign called Positive Tracks is available for young people 23 or under. (Please refer to the Youth section of the FAQs.) The Dempsey Center provides free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer. More information on Patrick’s personal story and commitment, as well as services provided by the Dempsey Center, can be found at www.dempseycenter.org”
I got to be one of the Pro Athletes at the Challenge and did the two day ride with the one and only Paul Sherwin. We had a blast all weekend and got to meet some very special people. Thanks for a great time and I really hope it works out next season that I get to be a part of the festivities again. Here are a few pictures from another Super Star Casey Gibson.
Day 2 of the Dempsey Challenge at a rest
stop along the way back to Lewiston, Maine.
Paul Sherwin and Carmen Small lead
the two day ride.
What a treat for me, I get to come home and have a “staycation.” Every year I struggle with the idea of taking a proper vacation and going somewhere on the beach to lounge and do nothing, but every year I have the same outcome. I realize it’s the last thing I want to do; travel, get on a plane, live out of a bag, and not cook food for myself. I got home this season and embraced Durango more then ever. I have been going non stop training, racing, and traveling since February of 2014. I raced a full road season, started track, and then another full road season. Let’s be honest I was totally cracked. I got home and melted into my sanctuary of home, friends, and family.
Durango is a special place, many people come here to vacation and I get to live here. I have been hiking up a storm, something I never do during the season maybe I manage walk a maximum of a kilometer per day during my season. Yeah, yeah… I never said it was good but that’s the reality of it. I am really good at riding my bike, a one dimensional movement and I’m even better at recovering from my hard training. Walking doesn’t fall into that plan. So it’s time to do all the things I miss out on and try to get my body into a more balanced place, mentally and physically.
Hike up to Ice Lakes
Yesterday I got to do a Barista class at Desert Sun. For someone who’s not a habitual coffee drinker, I have become somewhat of a coffee snob. I really enjoy having a cappuccino, more for the social aspect of it then needing the caffeine. I drink tea in the morning and really don’t enjoy having a cup of coffee, well I don’t think I have ever drank a cup of coffee. That being said I am a coffee snob, not sure how that has worked out. I can tell a difference from a good shot of expresso verses a bad one and I do like playing barista at the house with our awesome coffee machine. I recently read that article that’s circulating on FaceBook about Starbucks and how awful the process is for non certified organic coffee beans is. This made me cringe and for sure I wont be having Starbucks ever again. As athletes we do everything right for our bodies; training, rest, the food we ingest, etc… Why should we put toxic chemicals into our bodies with drinking coffee? It just doesn’t seem right. So it was a great morning learning about the different processes of harvesting beans and learning how to make good milk for cappuccinos! If you are in Durango, head out to Desert Sun for the barista class or just go out and say hi. They are a wonderful local company who really believe in selling a great product.
When I thought of “staycation” I thought okay, relax, rest, don’t do much. NO! Of course that’s not going to happen. I get home from being gone for the majority of the year and there are projects that have been neglected and new projects I want to start. If you know me I’m not one to just sit back and let things happen. I am a doer, a go getter, a mind set of “shit or get off the pot.” This might not be good for the “rest” that I might need, but it definitely relieves the side of me that misses being home during the season. I get to garden, plan out new projects, cook great food, and have people to our lovely home. I have been really busy the last couple of weeks but it is good busy. Getting ready for the winter, clearing out the clutter in the garage (it’s amazing how much stuff you end up with when you are not even home), and maximizing my time with the cats (Hans and Karen).
In the off season I start to run, it’s good for the body and overall health of a cyclist who neglect any weight baring activity and therefor perfect hosts for osteoporosis. This year I realized I haven’t ran in almost two years. With doing track last year I didn’t have time to do my usual stent of running. So I set out and about 3 minutes into the run I feel like my heart is going to explode out of my chest. I guess at 7000 meters this will happen when you have taken ample time of the bike and feeling a little out of shape. I push on, turning up my music louder trying not to hear my breathing or my heart pounding, like you would in your car when you hear an annoying noise that you want to drown out. This works for awhile until you start to feel every little pebble under your feel and they start to hurt so bad you think you will have to call someone to pick you up, but again you push on. Mind you this is probably only 8 minutes into the run, but do I stop? Of course not! I keep pushing on and totally overdo it and then am so sore I can’t walk the stairs or go to the bathroom without holding not he anything and everything just to sit. Oh the joys of soreness, but I could have taken it easy but what’s the fun in that? Now that that’s over with I can enjoy long runs, just joking, I wish I was at that point. My feet still hurt…
(Teammates in Sweden, before the TTT World Cup)
Do you think the media coverage in Europe is better than America for women’s cycling? Please describe. This question is very important because we can use this information to find more sponsorship for women’s teams. Can you find more media about your races? More print? More internet? More TV? More photos? More fans watching? (When I raced in Belgium in the 1990s, I was surrounded by spectators after races; tons of press in The Netherlands and France also.)
I actually think the American races sometimes do a better job, especially when it comes to the live streaming. The European races do a good job of social media and updates but sadly I think it’s coming from individuals who are interested in the races. So photographers, journalists, team Directors and a teams social media persons. I think this could be vastly improved both in Europe and in the US. Right now this is the million dollar questions. How do we get our races live broadcast and who do the TV right belong to? It should belong to the riders and the teams but correct me if I’m wrong please. I think the last thing I read was that the rights belong to the race promotor and maybe the UCI as well? Not clear on that because I read two different articles on it and it wasn’t very clear….
Velocio-SRAM announced this is their last year. In doing some quick research about Euro-based UCI women’s teams, all seem to be run by men. Are you seeing any female coaches or directors among your competitors’ teams?
This is a good questions and I have been asking myself this a lot. There isn’t a lot of women in the sport. This is very concerning to me. I understand why there for the most part there isn’t but really there should huge involvement in women in our sport. How can we improve this? A lot of women leave the sport after retiring and don’t come back. Maybe this is because they start a family and therefor they can’t continue in the sport because they need to take car of there baby. They can’t be gone for long period of time, it’s much easier for a man to do this. Also, I think they leave the sport because as an athlete they aren’t paid well, so they need to retire and go get a job that they can actually live off of and make a salary so one day they can retire. It’s frustrating that more women don’t continue in the sport but I understand why they leave after being athletes. I think there are a lot of women coaches and seigniors but it would be good to see more women Directors
What are the opportunities for female staff on the women’s teams there? (This is also an important question because I am looking for work as a staff member in performance direction.)
Good question, I have no idea to be honest. I would think or hope that if you are qualified there would be opportunity even as a women. But we both know that even though its 2015 it’s a very male driven sport and environment so equal opportunity might not be the truth yet.
Does your team have a base home and/or where do you stay and train between races?
The European teams I have been on does not have a home base. Each team has a location where the service course is but very few teams have team houses anymore. I think they are not needed because the majority of the teams have a European riders, so its just an unnecessary expense for a already tight budget team. Personally I enjoy Lucca, Italy as my home base when I’m in Europe. This is where I have chosen to live the past two years. This year has been strange and I don’t have a home base. Everything happened so fast with changing teams and coming to Europe. Bigla has been very helpful with housing me and finding a solution to work for the few months I’m here this year.
Studies show that part of recovery – other than rest and nutritional strategies – include some social life. What type and how much social life are you getting in Europe? Like all of us, you probably spend some time connecting via social media but what about real life socializing?
The past couple of months my social life has not flourished… But when I was in Lucca, I always made a point to hang out with people who I met outside of cycling and some in cycling. I think it’s super important to have a balance. Cycling can become all consuming and that isn’t good. I think you need to have some friends outside the sport and make sure you have some hobbies outside the sport as well. Going back to school online is a good idea. It keeps you busy and you get to use your brain in a different way!
How do you cope with homesickness if you have any? Do you find that you race more inspired there or here in the U.S. or does it depend on event size or personal goals or something else for you?
I think these are actually two completely different questions. Homesick is hard to deal with, the older I get the more homesick I get. I miss my husband and my cats big time! Getting to skype or FaceTime them helps a lot. Yes, I Skype or FaceTime my cats. For me it better that I race a lot and that makes the time go by faster and I stay focused at the task at hand. I’m also lucky because I’m married to a European so I’m actually on my way to stay with my husbands family and he’s over here visiting! So that helps a lot. It’s not a normal thing though, sense he races primarily in the US but I’ll take it.
Being inspired by a race is very subjective based on the goal. I seem to do well when the pressure is high and not only from myself but from a teams point of view. I think I prefer it that way. There are also races that I have done well at and I know how to win so that is motivating as well.
How do you personally show appreciation for the people who support you in cycling – family, team, coaches, managers, team staff, race organizers, media etc?( I notice you credit your coach a lot – LOVE THAT – and as a result I know your coach’s name as well as yours. Write about this because it will encourage the thousands of licensed coaches in the U.S.)
In cycling the people behind the scenes never get credited enough, all the way from your teammates to the staff there isn’t enough love to go around. This is a team sport but its very strange that the team doesn’t necessarily get recognized as the winner. I really try to thank the staff and make sure they know that I appreciate them. Sometime I like to buy them a little treat or gift to enforce my appreciation. It’s easy to forget in the heat of the moment of winning a race how much everyone sacrificed and helped to make that moment happen, but to be honest we wouldn’t win races without all of them supporting us. The staff puts in long hours to make sure everything is dialed, this is happening before we even leave to a race. Corey Hart, my coach has been a piece of my success. He is brilliant and I fully trust him to put me on track. I try to thank him as much as possible in different ways. It goes a long way if you are doing a little extra and showing that you care on social media for the race prompters and sponsors. I think you can tell if someone is genuine or not and that goes a long way with people.
I ended up getting more questions then I can handle so I will have to break it up in parts. Here is the first Part:
Questions for Carmen
Women’s cycling has changed and I see it as a tsunami about to hit shore. It’s been some time since I raced in Europe, and I’d like to know about your experiences, as well as how you are using it to prepare for Worlds.
Likes/loves: I love racing in Europe! I love racing on the small technical roads and challenging course. I love that there is 120 plus women at the races and the overall level is very high. What I like about racing in Europe also has nothing to do with the actual race. I like meeting people from other cultures and learning about their lives. I find the differences in our cultures extremely interesting and overall enriching. I also love seeing the different countries. Each country I get to go to has vastly unique country side and landscape. The different architecture fascinates me. How can neighboring country be so close but so different? I love this and there is so much history to uncover in each place I go to.
The US vs Europe racing is a very popular question.
1. Race Courses – European races are much different when it comes to the actual course. Naturally the roads are much small and therefor when racing through towns it become very technical. The road surfaces are also much different. You have old roads made of cobbles, old stones, and bricks. This sounds exciting but you really need to pay attention to the course much more in Europe then you do in the states. Also, picking the right equipment for the course will give a big advantage as well. Typically in the US you will find the roads to be much bigger and less technical.
2. Depth in the fields – In the US a big field would be 70 – 80 riders, Europe that is considered a small field. Most races you will start with at least 120 women and that will increase to field sizes around 150 to 180 sometimes. So you put all these women on a small technical course and the racing gets even harder. Not only are the fields bigger they have more depth in women who are looking to win the races. There are more big teams with women who can potentially win so therefor the race will become more difficult with lots of dynamics in team tactics. In the US you have less teams that have a chance to win so this changes the dynamics of the races. Not making them easy but just different in difficulty.
I will be doing Holland a pre worlds prep and of course training…
I hope my preparation is coming along well. I have my coach, Corey Hart, who looks after my training via training peaks. He measures how I am doing through power and heart rate. I prefer to race a lot to get to my top performance so that is the most important measurement for me. (getting races efforts in)
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I want to share an email with you… Read through it and I will be answering questions from the email in the next couple of weeks. I like this idea because often times I don’t know what to write about because I’m not sure what people want to read about. Hope you enjoy!
Also, I will be traveling to Norway for two races and then Sweden for a World Cup and a TTT (team time trial) the next two weeks so hopefully I can include some pictures from that as well.
Email is good. I am hoping to meet you in person – although I don’t want to scare you as some creepy stalker or anything. We have never met but we did have a brief encounter at Nationals in Chattanooga – 2013. I was showing one of my athletes that the time trial course at the traffic circle was to the outside not the inside. You were there with a coach and Evelyn Stevens. So you both rode it again on that new line. I was proud when you went on to win, although I had nothing to do with it J The difference between the way you rode the uphill section along the main announcement section, and everybody else, was visibly noticeable. Smooth and powerful! But also the intensity of your focus was apparent to me- and much appreciated. That look means champion. And that’s exactly what happened! Whatever source you pulled for that 2013 TT Natz victory, I hope you are remembering that and applying it in a modified way as prep for a peak at Richmond. Build build build strike!
Mr. Gideon’s strength-to-weight ratio is not so good (he was an over-indulged kitty while my husband and I learned how many calories he actually needed versus how many he always wanted.) But he is a sweetie-cat! And he was a barn rescue. His mother died and he was abandoned while his eyes were still shut, so he thinks I’m his mother and he doesn’t know how to purr! And he’s scared of pretty much…everything. I think he may have been terrorized by creatures in the barn before we rescued him. He gives me those love eyes all day long. Love him!
Anyway, I live not far from Richmond in Shepherdstown, WV and my in-laws live near Richmond so I’m coming to watch everything Sept 19-27. I want to take it all in and dream about my next assignment in cycling, discovering where the need exists. Most of my best years as a racer were in Europe racing for Dutch and then French teams in the mid-90’s. I really miss Europe. I realize it is not all glamour – actually the toughness of it appeals to me – but I felt at home there. After racing there and here, I made a very natural transition into coaching and had some successes directing elite and even domestic pro men’s teams and transitioning a few riders from talent ID to contracts. But then I had to come home to care for elderly parents, not realizing that this would take 7 years now! I’ve worked with teams/athletes on a very limited local basis (the 2013 trip to Chattanooga was my only race-side coaching out of area all this time.) Recently, this family commitment has reduced so I can think about how to come back into the racing scene beyond local. I guess your commitment to your family, your cat love, and that focus I saw on you in Chattanooga has caused me to be a fan of yours. Then the decision to race with the men in MN; I had to do that in France a lot because women’s racing in my region, between events, was minimal.
Women’s cycling has changed and I see it as a tsunami about to hit shore. Do you mind corresponding with me so I can 1. Live vicariously through you at the world class level 2. Get back to speed on what’s going on from an insider’s point of view? Anything you share is held in strict confidence. If so…
So tell me about the scene in Europe. What are you liking? Not liking? What is coming up for you next Tour of Norway (if your team’s website calendar is up to date.)? In doing some quick research about Euro-based UCI women’s teams, all seem to be run by men. Are you seeing any female coaches or directors among your competitors’ teams?
I have about a thousand questions, so please take your time. Maybe this can be something fun to do on rest days between trips/events. Understood about access to connections as well. No rush Carmen!
M.S. Exercise Physiology
Excellence | Performance | Pro Cycling
• 1st place – 2015 UCI Road World Championships, team time trial ( Specialized-lululemon)
• 3rd place — 2013 UCI Road World Championships, individual time trial
• 1st place — 2013 UCI Road World Championships, team time trial ( Specialized-lululemon)
• 2010 & 2011 U.S. World Championship Team
• 2nd place — 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Time Trial
• 1st place — 2013 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Time Trial
• 3rd place — 2012 USA Cycling Elite, U23, Juniors & Paracycling National Championships, Augusta, Georgia, Elite Women’s Road Race
• 3rd place — 2012 USA Cycling Elite, U23, Juniors & Paracycling National Championships, Augusta, Georgia, Elite Women’s Criterium
• 1st place — 2014 North Star Grand Prix, Overall Classification
• 1st place — 2014 Open de Suède Vargarda Team Time Trial, Sweden
• 4th place — 2014 Giro Rosa, Stage 2
• 4th place — 2014 SRAM Tour of the Gila, Overall Classification
• 1st place — 2013 Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, Germany, Stage 2
• 1st place — 2013 Chrono Gatineau, Canada
• 2nd place — 2013 Pan American Continental Road Championships, Mexico, Women’s Elite Time Trial
• 4th place — 2013 Ronde van Gelderland, Netherlands
• 1st place — 2012 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar Women’s Individual Standings
• 2nd place — 2012 Chrono Champenois – Trophée Européen, France
• 1st place — 2012 Classica Citta Di Padova, Italy
• 1st place — 2012 Nature Valley Grand Prix, Overall Classification
• 2nd place — 2012 Cascade Classic, Overall Classification
• 2nd place — 2012 SRAM Tour of the Gila, Overall Classification
• 4th place — 2011 Redlands Bicycle Classic, Overall Classification
• 3rd place — 2010 Tour de l’Aude, Stage 3
• 10th place — 2010 Tour de l’Aude, Stage 9
• 1st place — 2010 Sea Otter Classic, Road Race
Carmen has really cool social media feeds, so you should definitely follow her.