Rivera Takes Silver at US CX Nationals U23, Carey Wins CX TT

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bend, Oregon - Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 rider Coryn Rivera scored a Silver Medal in the US Cycling Nationals U23 Race this weekend. The 18-year-old multi-disciplined rider has had a solid year riding cyclocross primarily in California. Kenda/Felt rider Amanda Carey finished 9th overall in the Women's Elite, took 2nd in the Masters 30-34 Race, and won the Masters 30-34 CX Time Trial.

The Nationals course made for a difficult race. Several inches of snow fell on Bend early in the week and by Sunday, the melted snow had saturated the course. There were multiple areas on the course where standing water was present, and riders were searching for firm lines during the entirety of the race.

Rivera, who won the Junior's Race last year, graduated to U23 classification this year. She bested last year's U23 Champion, and finished 20th overall. This is another National Championship podium for Rivera, who has collected 32 National Championships already in her young career.

Carey just recently won the Iceman Cometh Challenge MTB Race and Moose Cross. She continued her fine form with her performances in the Elite race, the Masters race, and the new Cyclocross Time Trial.

Both Rivera and Carey competed aboard F15X Cyclocross bikes.