At the young age of 22, UHC Pro Cyclist Coryn Rivera has accomplished more and ridden further than many do in a lifetime. The dynamic sprinter has become arguably the most decorated cyclist in American history, the winner of an astounding 71 national championships.
Rivera’s big goal this year? Qualifying for the Rio Olympics.
“The Olympics is really an aura,” she told The Associated Press. “To even attend the Olympics is one thing. To be an Olympic champion is one of the pinnacles of women’s cycling.”
The Olympics have always been an odd-ball event in cycling. Courses tend to favor sprinters or climbers, rarely giving everyone an equal shot, and the one-day nature of the road race means a rider having a particularly good day — or exceptionally bad day — can shake up the podium.
Here at Swiftwick, we could not be more excited for Coryn and where her cycling career is headed. She definitely knows how to #beSwift!