Stories: Coryn Rivera

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At just 22, Coryn Rivera has already amassed 58 national championship jerseys in road, track, and cyclocross.

"As Greg LeMond said, 'It never gets easier, you just go faster'," Rivera said. "It's gotten a lot harder, it's a different level. There's more depth as I get older, and get further up into the ranks. With women, it's different - for men, there's a definite development path from the juniors to under-23s to elites. With the women it's juniors and then you just get thrown in. There's a little bit of having to find your own development process."

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