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Carmen Small

20th April, 1980  | United States of America
Carmen lives in Durango, Colorado, and came to the sport of cycling originally by way of triathlon (though her athletic past includes numerous other sports, to name a few: volleyball, Nordic skiing, kayaking, track and gymnastics). She’s into cooking and loves having dinner parties for friends (so if you’re into having an awesome meal cooked for you, you might want to make friends with her).

In cycling, one of the athletes she admires is her teammate Evelyn Stevens (“because Evie WILL attack!”) and one of her favorite things about being a bike racer is all the cool places you get to go and the people you get to meet on the road (maybe that’s why she says if she weren’t a bike racer, she’d probably be working as a traveling circus performer).

In 2013 Carmen had a breakthrough year winning the National Time Trial Championships and going on to win a Bronze medal at the World Championships.

When she’s not on the bike she plays a big role in bringing up her two teenage nieces and she has developed a strange obsession with cats. Her nickname is sure to become the “crazy cat lady.”

Famous person that people say she looks like: Chewbacca

Music that gets her amped up for a time trial: German folk music

Her personal mantra: Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.




  • USA National Championships TT – Winner
  • World Time Trial Championships – 3rd place
  • World Team Time Trial Championships – winning team
  • Winner of a stage of Thuringen Rundfahrt


  • USA National Championships RR – 3, Crit – 3, TT – 4th
  • NVGP – 1 GC
  • Cascade Cycling Classic – 2nd GC
  • SRAM Tour of Gila – 2nd GC
  • Classica Citta Di Padova – 1st
  • Won NRC

2011 Race Results:

  • Grand Rapids Cycling Classic Criterium – 4th
  • Tour of Elk Grove:TT – 4th, Criterium 6th,, Criterium 6th
  • USA National Championships TT – 6th, Criterium – 7th, RR – 8th
  • Cascade Stage Race TT – 4th, GC – 12
  • Redlands Bicycle Classic GC – 4th

2010 Race Results:

  • USA National Championships – RR 3rd, Criterium 4th
  • Nature Valley Grand Prix – GC 7th
  • Tour de l’Aude – 3rd stage 3 Tour de l’Aude – 10th stage 9
  • SRAM Tour of the Gila – GC 7th,
  • Sea Otter Classic Road Race – 1st

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