USA Cycling has brought in Spain-based company Management Cycling Prof, S.L. to head up their women’s endurance program. The company is led by Director Sportif Manel Lacambra, and will be playing a pivotal role in the management and development of world-class women cyclists from the U.S.
Lacambra has at least four years’ worth of experience in managing a professional women’s team, and has also been a manager for the Univega Pro Cycling Team. His latest stint has been as manager for the Cervelo Test Team, which is based in Germany, and has worked closely with Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion Kristin Armstrong.
His work with the Cervelo Test Team has helped them earn 87 podium places last season, which includes five World Cup wins.
Manel Lacambra has expressed his delight in being able to work with the U.S. National Team. He says that American riders have the talent, although they do have a different racing style compared to that of European cyclists.
Jim Miller, the Director of Athletics for USA Cycling, has named Lacambra as one of the best directors in professional women’s cycling. He adds that the goal with their women’s development efforts has been, and always will be, winning world titles and Olympic medals.
For his part, Manel Lacambra says that he will be doing his best to “raise the U.S. Women’s National Team to the highest possible level.”