Orange County’s very own Coryn Rivera will cycle for Team USA later this month. She finished 12th in La Course by Le Tour de France earning her a spot on the four-person team that will ascend Mt. Fuji and 7,000 feet of elevation gain.
“It’s kind of a group of climbs in the first 60 kilometers that undulate up towards that elevation, and then a little flat spot, and then a descent down into the Fuji Speedway. Definitely not an easy race, but I wouldn’t necessarily call it a climber’s race either,” Rivera told KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis on Greater LA.
Raised in Garden Grove, the 28-year old athlete currently resides in Tustin and currently rides for UCI Women’s WorldTeam DSM. She notes the Olympic team of four differs from the typical six for most races, so limited resources require more strategy.
““The name of the game is saving as much energy as you can until there’s a certain point in the race where it kind of explodes,” she says. “That’s where the leader will shine and use their strength to make a go for the win.”
You can hear her full interview on Greater LA here.
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