Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

November 29, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Kenya’s Samwel Mwangi undergoes amputation after broken femur at Tour du Rwanda; Colombian Mario Paz Duque tests positive for EPO at Red Hook Crit in Milan; JLT-Condor team bikes stolen from warehouse in London; Tasmanian state government passes new laws to protect cyclists; Carmen Small starts new career path, takes on rider-director role in Danish team; Mara Abbott reunited with stolen commuter bike; Video trailer: Etixx QuickStep’s ‘One Year in Blue’ documents 2016 season; Video trailer: IAM Cycling’s ‘Keep Fighting’ from 2016 Tour de France

Carmen Small starts new career path, takes on rider-director role in Danish team

by VeloClub

A recent graduate of the UCI Sports Director course, US national time trial champion Carmen Small will put her directeur sportif credentials to use at a Danish development team called Team Virtu Pro-VéloConcept in 2017.

After a couple rocky years that saw Small change teams mid-season and controversially miss out on the U.S. Olympic selection, Small, 36, has been looking to wrap up her 10-year professional cycling career. The 2017 season will be a transitional one for the decorated time trial specialist, and Team Virtu Pro-VéloConcept is giving her the perfect opportunity — she will serve as a mentor on the road to her young teammates while gaining experience as a budding race director at some of the team’s races.

Team Virtu Pro-VéloConcept is a unique development-oriented team that focuses on on- and off-the-bike personal development. The riders, most of whom are transitioning from the junior level into the elite category, are given the opportunity learn professional skills to prepare them for life after cycling.

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