American cyclist Coryn Rivera long ago established her credentials on home soil, winning so many national championships in so many disciplines that she sometimes lost track of the total.
It stands at more than 70, by the way.
But when she switched to Team Sunweb this season, and embarked on a campaign that will have her racing largely in Europe, Rivera was back to being a relative underdog. And that lasted, oh, about two weeks, when she captured the first of her two Women's WorldTour victories at Trofeo Alfredo Binda.
Now, after adding a win at the prestigious Tour of Flanders, Rivera will be among the favorites when she returns home for the Tour of California...