Rivera Wins San Rafael

Sunday, July 10, 2011
San Rafael, California – Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 racer Coryn Rivera emerged victorious at the San Rafael Twilight Criterium.  The nineteen-year-old American outsprinted her competitors to the line for her first win as the newly minted U23 National Criterium Champion. 

Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 demonstrated exceptional teamwork throughout the race, taking turns pushing the pace and executing a perfect leadout for Rivera.  Alison Tetrick Starnes and Tayler Wiles kept the tempo high, wearing out many of Rivera’s rivals early in the race.  Wiles, the U23 U.S. Time Trial Champion, took to the front in the last lap and pulled Rivera to the head of the field, where she could unleash her world-class sprint.  From there, Rivera dashed to the front of the field, taking her second win at San Rafael in the past three years.

“It was beautiful,” Rivera said after the race.  “We all took our turns trying to push out to the lead and tire out the other teams' riders. We have the strongest team and we know how to use our strength.”

Rivera, and the rest of the Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 riders compete aboard Felt’s women specific ZW Series bikes and Felt’s F Series bikes.