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by Neal Rogers
July 1, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Boels-Dolmans wins opening team time trial at Giro Rosa; Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation announces anti-doping measures for Tour de France; Quintana: ‘The biggest rival is still Chris Froome’; Cavendish: ‘Sometimes following the right wheel is enough for winning’; Dan Martin: ‘I’m very optimistic about my chances’; Froome extends with Team Sky through 2020; Fuglsang extends with Astana through 2019; Bardet, Latour, Naesen extend with Ag2r La Mondiale through 2020; Trek, Specialized launch new road framesets on eve of Tour de France; Coryn Rivera extends with Team Sunweb through 2021; Wiggins hopes to compete in rowing at 2020 Olympics; Lance Armstrong launches daily Tour de France podcast.
Following a successful debut with the team and a spring campaign filled with top results, Team Sunweb and American Coryn Rivera have extended their contract until 2021.
Rivera made the jump up to WorldTour level with the team in January 2017 and has secured a number of prestigious wins; including a victory at Trofeo Alfredo Binda, a stage of the Amgen Tour of California, and a historic victory at the Tour of Flanders. The new agreement commits Rivera and Team Sunweb to continue building on these results for an additional three years.
“My transition into the team was really smooth and I’ve really enjoyed the past few months,” Rivera said. “It didn’t take me long to gel with the riders and staff from the team and it quickly became clear that we are a perfect fit. The team and I both have the same vision and our values and goals are exactly the same. We have an incredible atmosphere and I’m honoured to be surrounded by inspiring people and strong team mates. I’m excited to become one of the core riders on the team and continue to progress with them. We have already achieved so much in a short time and I feel like we still have so much more to achieve together. I’m really looking forward to spending the next years with the team.”