I came home from Sunday’s ride and checked cyclingnews.com for the results of the world road race championships. This year worlds were held in Bergen, Norway. Cyclingnews shared a helicopter-view of the last 4 kilometers of the race. It’s incredible seeing the landscapes—ships in harbor, fields, and rooftops, colorful crowds and cyclists racing around. No other sport or activity infuses the physical world we inhabit on a daily basis with the effervescent qualities of the human spirt like cycling. Among all the things cycling can do, certainly its ability to introduce us to the geography of the world, and show us the beauty of humankind in nature, carry incredible value. Racing highlights cycling’s amazingly diverse and broad impact around the world. It lifts the human spirit. It’s a source of fun, learning, creativity and pleasure. Artful brilliance.
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And the view of the finishing sprint–
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I feel free and comfortable when I’m on my bike. –Coryn Rivera, from Team Sunweb
A 24 year old from Tustin, California, Coryn Rivera became the first American to win the Tour of Flanders this year. Her first ride was at age 8 on the back of her parent’s tandem bike. She started cycling on her own at age 9, but didn’t get much experience riding on the road until she got her driver’s learning permit at age 15. Turning Pro at age 16, she’s won 71 US National Championships. That’s not a typo! And now she is performing at the world’s highest level. Coryn also won the RideLondon Classic this year with her phenomenal sprinting skills. Check out her Road Bike Training Tips on Liv Cycling. What an amazing journey. What a cool sport.
Cycling: 14th Tour of Flanders 2017 / Women / RVV / © Tim De Waele
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