The concluding stage of the women’s Amgen Tour of California saw Coryn Rivera take 2nd place in the sprint through the centre of Sacramento.
Following a victorious day at stage three of the women’s Tour of California, Team Sunweb set out for a fast 20 laps of a 3.5 kilometre circuit around Sacramento. With the pace high, no rider could snap the elastic and the race remained bunched for its entirety. With a bunch sprint on the cards, Team Sunweb set out to protect Coryn Rivera, keeping her fresh for the finish. On the bell lap, the team came out in force forming their lead-out train to position Coryn for the sprint. In a fast, hectic dash to the line, Coryn took 2nd place.
After the race Coryn said: “We tried to do it again and we all gave it our best shot. Things got a little bit hectic in the finish and it was really close. I wish that I could’ve taken the win for my mom and the team today, but in the end we had some fun and gave it our all. It’s been great racing in front of home crowds and we are all really pleased with how the race has gone for us this year.”
Team Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans explained: “We were there with a lead-out train for Coryn which was great, she could take 2nd in the sprint – a result that we can all be proud of. It’s been a great few days of racing and we can take some learning points from the whole race, which is the most important factor. Coryn finished 7th in the GC which is a really good result, especially considering the mountain stages. She also moves up to second overall in the UCI Women’s WorldTour which although isn’t necessarily a big goal, is a good confidence boost for Coryn and the team to be up there. “