Coryn
Rivera

Residence
California
Age
26
Nickname
Coco, Pocket Rocket
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
Coryn Rivera

 

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

2018
1 OVO Energy Women's Tour
1 Points Classification Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour
1 Road Race National Championships United States WE
1 Stage 2 OVO Energy Women's Tour
1 Team Time Trial Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta
2017
1 Comune di Cittiglio Trofeo Alfredo Binda
1 Prudential RideLondon Classique
1 Stage 3 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race empowered with SRAM
1 TTT World Championships WE
1 Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres WE
2016
1 Stage 1 Tour Femenino de San Luis
1 Stage 7 Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
1 Stage 3 Joe Martin Stage Race p/b Nature Valley (WE)
1 Stage 2 Joe Martin Stage Race p/b Nature Valley (WE)
1 Joe Martin Stage Race p/b Nature Valley (WE)