Coryn Labecki on a training ride in the run-up to the 2021 World Championship road race in Belgium.

Coryn Labecki will race for Jumbo-Visma in 2022

The American sprinter heads to Jumbo-Visma women after five successful years with Team DSM.

by Kit Nicholson

photography by Cor Vos

Coryn Labecki, formerly known by her maiden name Rivera, will ride for Jumbo-Visma in 2022, leaving Team DSM after five successful years. The news broke during the World Championships road race in Belgium and was independently confirmed by CyclingTips at the time. Jumbo-Visma officially announced the news on Thursday.

The 29-year-old sprinter has been with the DSM outfit (formerly Sunweb) since 2017, moving across from the US-based UnitedHealthCare Pro team as a proven winner in Europe and on home soil. In the five years since, Labecki has raced to some huge results, including victory at the Tour of Flanders 2017, the overall title at the 2018 Women’s Tour of Britain, and the final stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia.

The American’s arrival will strengthen an already powerful Jumbo-Visma squad that has enjoyed a spectacular maiden season. Since the start of 2021, the team has netted 11 victories, seven of them thanks to their headliner Marianne Vos, with her compatriot Riejanne Markus and British rider Anna Henderson claiming the rest. 

The rest of the team’s 2022 lineup is yet to be confirmed – including whether Vos will still ride in black and yellow next season – but Labecki’s signing will bring more valuable racing experience and another winning mentality to Jumbo-Visma, especially in her favoured Spring Classics.

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