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by Dane Cash
July 28, 2020
Photography by Cor Vos
Coryn Rivera will ride on with Sunweb through the 2021 season, the team announced on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old American has been with the squad since 2017, racking up most of her biggest career results since joining the team. Rivera won the Tour of Flanders – and several other big races – in her first year with Sunweb, and has since added to her palmares with an overall victory at the Women’s Tour as well as an American national road title.
“We have worked well together over the last four years: learning and achieving a lot together,” Rivera said. “There is a very promising group of young girls here and I’m excited to help them develop in the WorldTour. 2021 will feel like somewhat of a do over of 2020, so I am hoping for a healthy and normal schedule of the spring classics and a focus on the Olympics and summer one-day races later in the year.”
After joining Sunweb from UnitedHealthcare when she was 24, Rivera is now among the most veteran riders in Sunweb’s roster. Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans pointed to her experience and versatility as major assets for the team.
“Next year Coryn will start her fifth year with the team and every season she has picked up plenty of top results for us,” Timmermans said. “Coryn is also a strong and dedicated team player and has become an important culture carrier within the team as one of the more experienced riders. On the bike she keeps developing and is becoming more and more diverse with her qualities – she is a dangerous rider on a lot of different parcours.”
In addition to announced Rivera’s extension, Sunweb also announced an extension for up-and-comer Pfeiffer Georgi that will keep the 19-year-old Briton with the team through 2021 as well. Georgi joined the team last season after putting together a string of strong results as a junior.