Rivera and Canevari Take California Criterium Titles at Brentwood GP

Monday, August 08, 2011
Brentwood, California – Felt riders Coryn Rivera and Anthony Canevari took home the California Elite Criterium titles over the weekend at the Brentwood Grand Prix.  Rivera, racing for Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 won the Women’s Elite race out of a select group of riders.  CashCall Mortgage rider Canevari took second place in the Men’s Elite field sprint and, as the highest placed California, took the California Elite title.

The race took place on a challenging criterium circuit in the heart of Brentwood.  The one mile course featured 8 turns which made for aggressive racing.  Rivera, who won this event in 2007, was at the front for the entirety of the race.  Rivera was off the front for the entire race before being caught within the final few laps.  From there, the pack had been whittled down to the strongest contenders.  Rivera was able to sprint out of the lead group for the win, earning the California Criterium Championship.  The win was the second of the weekend for Rivera, who also took the win at the Strawberry Crown Criterium the previous day. 

Canevari and CashCall teammate David Santos sprinted for second and third respectively in the Men’s Elite race.  The Second place for Canevari was the highest placed Californian, and earned him the Men’s California Criterium title.