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Rivera: I don’t like to pigeonhole myself as a sprinter

Coryn Rivera may have made a name for herself as a rapid finisher on the American criterium scene, but with selection for the Rio 2016 Olympics uppermost in her mind, the UnitedHealthcare rider is determined to demonstrate the full extent of her repertoire.

“I don’t like to pigeonhole myself as a sprinter – I want to be a good bike rider, a racer. I want to add to my arsenal,” Rivera told Cyclingnews at the Ladies Tour of Qatar, and Friday’s final stage was a case in point.

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Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation (opens in new tab), published by Gill Books.