Coryn Rivera – Sacramento Grand Prix

The pressure was on as I wore bib #1 at the Sacramento Grand Prix, part of the Amgen Tour of California. The race was active, but due to the long course, no breakaways stuck. With 1 to go the team kept the race together and Ruth Winder (16 years old) started the lead out train with Olivia next in line and Cari behind me watching for the other teams like Vera Bradley Foundation, Webcor, and Tibco. … [Read more...]

USA Women’s National Team Trip

USA Women's National Team Trip - Just recently I raced with the USA Women's National Team for racing in GP Liberazione, Gracia-Orlova, and Spanish Cup. During this block contained 4 juniors, including myself, and 2 elite riders: Kaitie Antonneau, Jessica Prinner, Kendall Ryan, Ally Stacher, Amber Rais, and Evelyn Stevens. The trip was originally supposed to be 3 weeks long, but due to the volcanic … [Read more...]

Why I Joined BikePure

My decision on joining BikePure was quite easy. There are too many racers today that I once looked up to and now look down upon. Especially as a junior, a lot of the pro racers are my idols. As I see more of them test positive I regret that I even noticed them. But I’m just an older junior, younger juniors that always know what is going on in the pro tour always say, “ I want to be like … [Read more...]

World Championships

The first race of the whole trip was the time trial. I was the 5th rider off out of 35. The Ukrainian winner of the TT World Championship started in front of me, which explained why I never actually saw her :). I was sitting in 4th place for a while, but I ended up in 16th place. There were about 70 or so riders in the road race. I liked the course, very punchy steep climbs, banked turns, … [Read more...]

Back From the European Racing Experience

Written by: Coryn Rivera My first racing experience in Europe was very solid. I came out on top solo at my first race, Merieke-Bornem. During the track racing at the new track in Apeldoorn, Holland I won the derny race. After the track racing I returned to Belgium and raced Moorslede with the 15-16 boys and finished 21st. A couple days later I raced Sint Antonious with the girls and while … [Read more...]

Back From the European Racing Experience

Written by: Coryn Rivera My first racing experience in Europe was very solid. I came out on top solo at my first race, Merieke-Bornem. During the track racing at the new track in Apeldoorn, Holland I won the derny race. After the track racing I returned to Belgium and raced Moorslede with the 15-16 boys and finished 21st. A couple days later I raced Sint Antonious with the girls and while … [Read more...]

Coryn Rivera Racing Update

Before I tell you the great news, I want to thank you for all of your help and support! I really wouldnt have been able to be where I am without your faith in me! I am pleased to announce to you that I am going to be headed to Europe on May 7th to race in Belgium, Netherlands, and Holland. I will be living in the USA National Team house in Izegem, Belgium and I will be racing on the road and … [Read more...]

1st Racing Update of 2009 – Coryn Rivera

The start of my 2009 season has been pretty solid. I first did a small, local road race in Murrieta, California on March 15th to get a little race warm-up before the real racing begins. I placed 2nd behind Dotsie Bausch, of Jazz Apple, after being in a break of 8 for three-quarters of the race. Then the stage racing began with San Dimas Stage Race from March 20th through 22nd in Pomona, … [Read more...]

A Fans View of The Tour of California From Stage 8

So how often is there a UCI Pro Tour race in your own state? Maybe Missouri and Georgia too, but I have to say Tour of California has to be on top! This year I watched the last stage with my dad and some friends! We came out on Friday night, and stayed over at my half-sisters house because she lives nearby. And we rode the race course twice on Saturday. The pros had some gnarly climbing ahead of … [Read more...]

Coryn Rivera – Elite CX Nationals

Temperature dropped sooo fast I had no idea what happened! I went from walking around in a light sweatshirt to bundleing up with all the jackets I packed! Warm up wasnt the greatest as I was making sure my bikes were working the way I need them to and that I had the right choice of tires on. The course conditions were really nice! The ground was dry with just a touch of tacky-ness, so you can … [Read more...]