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Coryn Rivera crosses the finish line for her first Women's WorldTour victory. Cor Vos Photo.

Coryn Rivera Wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda!

20 March 2017

With her first Women’s WorldTour victory, Coryn Rivera has jettisoned herself into the international road racing spotlight. After an impressive fourth place finish at last week’s Drentse Acht van Westerveld, Rivera proved on Sunday’s Trofeo Alfredo Binda she was hungry for not just a podium spot, but the win. Her sprinting prowess set her apart in the final 200 meters when she initiated the bunch sprint for the finish, besting second place finisher Arlenis Sierra by nearly a bike length.

The 132 km race, which took place in the city of Taino in northern Italy, saw plenty of breakaway attempts, attacks and counter attacks throughout the course. With each attempt the peloton pulled the riders back in, leading to bunched group for the majority of the race.

Team Sunweb rider Sabrina Stultiens took her turn at the lead of the race with just 30 km to go, but could not make it stick. Ellen van Dijk also played a key role, leading out Rivera to prepare for the final sprint.  

“We kept fighting to stay in the front group and it payed off,” said Rivera after her win on her Liv Envie Advanced Pro. “I was really thankful to have the support of my team and especially Ellen [van Dijk] there with me, she came back over to me at the last climb and stayed with me through to the end. She was instrumental in the finale and I couldn’t have taken the victory without my teammates.”

Last week’s podium finisher Lucinda Brand, took the weekend off, falling back in the WorldTour rankings to fourth overall. After her win yesterday, Rivera climbed the leader board to sixth.