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by Mark Zalewski
July 31, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Rivera adds another win at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Kwiatkowski sprints to win at Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian; Modolo sprints to win in Poland as van Poppel moves into lead; Sagan wins opening stage in Poland; Tragedy strikes during Transcontinental; Niewiadoma to join Canyon-SRAM in 2018; Tosatto joins Team Sky as sport director; Evans takes Subaru National Road Series lead; Amateur masters racer caught with motor in bike; Video: Morocco – Riding in the Atlas Mountains; Video: 2321 Bidons.
American sprinter Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) continues to impress in her debut year racing in Europe, winning the Prudential RideLondon Classique, on a very London weather day, ahead of Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla) and Lisa Brennauer (Canyon SRAM Racing).
“It was a really fun, aggressive race,” said Rivera. “The girls did a brilliant job and Leah was amazing in the sprints and took that home. That also meant that the girls could practice our lead-out a little bit before the finish which was great. We knew where we had to be and we were there, it all came down to timing in the end.”
Earlier in the race the team rode for Leah Kirchmann to take the sprint competition, and with the race win Sunweb also won the team competition to sweep the day.
“This was a brilliant team performance today,” Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans said. “The team had a good [mindset], they weren’t afraid to put everything in for the sprints and they wanted to make the race their own.
“Coryn took confidence from the team’s successes during the race and was able to channel that into her power on the bike. It’s been a brilliant day to take the win across the sprints and team classification and of course the race win.”
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