Carmen Small named head DS of EF Education-Cannondale women's team

The former US National Champ and DS at Team Jumbo Visma-Women adds experience to Jonathan Vaughter's new EF Education-Cannondale women’s squad

Carmen Small takes Bronze at the 2013 UCI World TT Championships
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Two-time American time trial national champion Carmen Small has been named the lead directeur sportif, or DS, of EF Education-Cannondale

The directeur sportif is essentially the head coach of a cycling team. A DS orchestrates the strategy of each race and the stages making up a race. A DS also manages expectations with sponsors, so their work can go beyond simply coaching and stretch into the realms of securing team partnerships and managing expectations with sponsors, as well. 

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