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Small wins women's US Pro Time Trial title

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Carmen Small (Bigla-Cervelo) on her way to the US TT title

Carmen Small (Bigla-Cervelo) on her way to the US TT title
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Lauren Stephens (Tibco-SVB) heading out during the US time trial championship.

Lauren Stephens (Tibco-SVB) heading out during the US time trial championship.
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Evelyn Stephens (Boels Dolmans) during the US time trial championship.

Evelyn Stephens (Boels Dolmans) during the US time trial championship.
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Chloe Dygert (Twenty16-Ridebiker) rode into the top 10 at the US time trial championship.

Chloe Dygert (Twenty16-Ridebiker) rode into the top 10 at the US time trial championship.
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Tayler Wiles (Orica-AIS) gets her speed up after the start of the US time trial championship..

Tayler Wiles (Orica-AIS) gets her speed up after the start of the US time trial championship..
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Alison Tetrick (Cylance) almost to the turn around of the US time trial championship

Alison Tetrick (Cylance) almost to the turn around of the US time trial championship
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Brianna Walle (Tibco-SVB) on the way to a strong finish at the US time trial championship.

Brianna Walle (Tibco-SVB) on the way to a strong finish at the US time trial championship.
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Heather Fischer (Rally Cycling) on the way out at the US time trial championship

Heather Fischer (Rally Cycling) on the way out at the US time trial championship
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Scotti Lechuga (Hagens Berman-Supermint) heads out on course during the US time trial championship.

Scotti Lechuga (Hagens Berman-Supermint) heads out on course during the US time trial championship.
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2016 us pro time trial championship podium: Amber Neben (2nd), Carmen Small (1st) and Kristin Armstrong (3rd)

2016 us pro time trial championship podium: Amber Neben (2nd), Carmen Small (1st) and Kristin Armstrong (3rd)
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Carmen Small (Bigla-Cervelo) keeps her head tucked on the way to the finish at the US time trial championship

Carmen Small (Bigla-Cervelo) keeps her head tucked on the way to the finish at the US time trial championship
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Carmen Small (Bigla-Cervelo) during her winning ride at the US time trial championship.

Carmen Small (Bigla-Cervelo) during her winning ride at the US time trial championship.
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Lauren Stephens (Tibco-SVB) en route to fifth place during the US time trial championship

Lauren Stephens (Tibco-SVB) en route to fifth place during the US time trial championship
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Tayler Wiles (Orica-AIS) tucks in tight during the US time trial championship

Tayler Wiles (Orica-AIS) tucks in tight during the US time trial championship
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Brianna Walle (Tibco-SVB) nearly made it onto the podium at the US pro time trial championship.

Brianna Walle (Tibco-SVB) nearly made it onto the podium at the US pro time trial championship.
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Heather Fischer (Rally Cycling) after the turn around at the US pro time trial championships.

Heather Fischer (Rally Cycling) after the turn around at the US pro time trial championships.
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Jessica Prinner (Rally Cycling) out of the saddle on one of the hills at the US pro time trial championships.

Jessica Prinner (Rally Cycling) out of the saddle on one of the hills at the US pro time trial championships.
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Carmen Small (Bigla-Cervelo) kept her head down all the way to first place at the US pro time trial championship.

Carmen Small (Bigla-Cervelo) kept her head down all the way to first place at the US pro time trial championship.
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Former world championship bronze medalist Carmen Small (Cervelo-Bigla) established herself as a prime contender for Olympic selection by winning the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial National Championship title.

Small, who was third in Florence in 2013, topped former time trial world champion Amber Neben (BePink) by 23 seconds over the 33km course in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Defending Olympic champion Kristin Armstrong (Twenty 16-RideBiker) was a distant third, 1:08 behind Small.

“I’m so stoked right now,” Small said. “It’s unbelievable. All that hard work over the winter and the spring, has paid off. I was more stressed out than I ever was in my life coming into this race. I was more nervous than I was at World Championships. I had the best preparation coming here. I had time at home to spend with family and my cats and was relaxed for a while. I had good training at home in Durango.”

Small figured out a specific strategy for the undulating course, which was raced early in the morning but still in warm, humid conditions.

“It was a hard course so I didn’t want to go in the red and had to be patient and carry that speed into the next climb. It was pretty good. I talked a lot with my coach about how to ride the course. I had the plan in my head the whole time. It couldn’t have gone more perfect.”

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:42:32
2Amber Neben (USA) BEPINK0:00:23
3Kristin Armstrong Savola (USA) Twenty16-RideBiker0:01:08
4Brianna Walle (USA) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank0:01:31
5Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank0:01:52
6Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:01:53
7Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS0:01:54
8Chloe Dygert (USA) Twenty16-RideBiker0:01:56
9Julie Emmerman (USA) Rally Sport Cycling Team0:02:55
10Leah Thomas (USA) Twenty16-RideBiker0:03:03
11Jessica Cutler (USA) Colavita/Bianchi Racing0:03:13
12Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty16-RideBiker0:03:32
13Jessica Prinner (USA) Rally Cycling0:03:44
14Kelly Catlin (USA) NorthStar Development Cycling0:03:47
15Gretchen Stumhofer (USA) Colavita|Bianchi
16Whitney Allison (USA) Colavita/Bianchi Racing0:04:05
17Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling0:04:12
18Sara Headley (USA)0:04:23
19Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling Team0:04:29
20Beth Ann Orton (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling0:04:31
21Stefanie Sydlik (USA) QCW Breakawaybikes.com p.b. Felt Bicycles-JLVelo0:04:33
22Scotti Lechuga (USA) Hagens Berman | Supermint Pro Cycling Team0:04:36
23Nina Laughlin (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling0:05:03
24Cecilia Davishayes (USA) Velo Classic Cycling p/b Stan's NoTubes0:05:10
25Tarah Cole (USA) QCW Breakawaybikes.com p.b. Felt Bicycles-JLVelo0:05:12
26Kathryn Buss (USA) OrthoCarolina Winston Women's Cycling0:05:18
27Amber Pierce (USA) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion NÃ_0:05:21
28Breanne Nalder (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling0:05:23
29Heather Fischer (USA) Rally Cycling0:06:09
30Jannalyn Luttrell (USA) Happy Tooth Dental Professional Cycling
31Ruth Winder (USA) USA National Team
32Jennifer Tetrick (USA) Twenty16-RideBiker0:06:38
33Clio Dinan (USA) Velo Classic Cycling p/b Stan's NoTubes0:07:54
34Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing0:07:55
35Sara Youmans (USA) Monster Media Elite Women0:07:57
36Madison Kelly (USA) Stradalli Cycles/Papa John's0:08:03
37Ashlyn Woods (USA) Happy Tooth Dental Professional Cycling0:08:45
38Katherine Shields (USA) OrthoCarolina Winston Women's Cycling0:09:27

 

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