Team Sunweb’s Coryn Rivera (USA) has secured the team’s first UCI Women’s WorldTour GC win at the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, after a fantastic team effort across the five-day stage race. After securing points at every opportunity throughout the week, she also takes home the sprints jersey.
Rivera said, “Being in the leaders jersey is about being calm and in control and the whole team were exactly that throughout the whole week. Today was a difficult stage but we set the pace on the climbs and were in good position all day. This is something special and new for me. I’m really proud of the work that I’ve put in and the work that the team and staff have put in this week. We played to our strengths with the intermediate sprints, we knew that this race comes down to seconds so we put our energy in that at the beginning of the race and this proved to be the difference at the end. I’m really proud to have taken the win, the jersey belongs to the whole team.”
Team Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans (NED): “We can be super proud of the team. What they showed today and through the whole week is outstanding. They controlled the whole race and paced on the climbs; they were so strong that no one could attack. It’s really amazing and the win can only be for the whole team, they were super strong and executed the plan to perfection in the end.”
Video: Rivera Wins Stage 2 of OVO Energy Women’s Tour
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