Coryn
Rivera

Residence
California
Age
26
Nickname
Coco, Pocket Rocket
Height
155cm
Hobbies
Surfing, snowboarding, family & friends
Favourite food
Bacon & eggs or steak
Favourite TV show
Stranger Things, Narcos
Favourite holiday destination
Any beach/island
Favourite race
RVV, AGR, Tour of California
Twitter
@CorynRivera

 

The first American to win the Tour of Flanders, 2018 winner of the Women’s Tour and the reigning national road race champion – Coryn Rivera has a glittering palmares. She has 72 national titles to her name, finally picking up the road race title last season, and was crowned world team time trial champion in 2017 too. Finally, the pocket rocket has proved she’s much more than “just a sprinter”.

“I am a bike racer. You have to be well rounded, you can’t label yourself as a climber, or a sprinter… it really pigeon holes you, whatever that label is. To be a racer, you have to think ahead and be smart about your energy. It is about more than just one thing – that is the kind of rider I am.”

Her father has always been on two wheels, from moto cross, to downhill mountain bike, to cyclocross and road. Before long, young Coryn jumped on a tandem with her parents. By the age of nine, the American had completed her first century ride in 5 hours 45 minutes.

“Yeah, I have a pretty good base,” she laughed. “We did a lot of weekend rides with friends, we love being outdoors and active as a family.”

Her love of racing began, as her father’s friend dared her to do Redlands Classic and offered her $20 if she won. Of course, she did. And took the win the following year too.

“I loved it. I couldn’t wait every year for this one race. That’s when I got a racing license. The rest is history. I started racing every weekend, I went to State Championships, and the Nationals, and it snowballed from there.”

Describing herself as calm, laidback and a true American, Coryn likes nothing more than surfing, eating and off-roading with her family. Bacon and eggs are her favourite food.

Now going into her third season with Team Sunweb, the 26-year-old is targeting Spring success before looking at defending her Women’s Tour and National titles.

And she believes the team give her the perfect platform to perform: “This is a programme that pushes me to be the best and that is really the backbone of who I am and what I do. It is my motivation. It’s cool looking back on my career and seeing a trend – teams with male and female programmes alongside each other. There’s a family feel to it. It adds another dimension to the team.”

Results

2019
3 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 4
5 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 1
5 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 2
8 Trofeo Alfredo Binda Comune di Cittiglio
46 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
57 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 3
60 Strade Bianche WE
72 Danilith Nokere Koerse voor Dames
2018
1 OVO Energy Women's Tour
1 Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour Points Classification
1 National Championships United States WE Road Race
1 OVO Energy Women's Tour Stage 2
1 Ladies Tour of Norway TTT
1 Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta Team Time Trial
1 Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour Stage 1
1 Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour Stage 3
2 Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta
2 Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour Stage 2
2017
1 Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres WE
1 Prudential RideLondon Classique
1 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race empowered with SRAM Stage 3
1 World Championships WE TTT
1 Trofeo Alfredo Binda Comune di Cittiglio
2 National Championships United States WE Road Race
2 Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta
2 Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race
2 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race empowered with SRAM Points Classification
2 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race empowered with SRAM Stage 4