Tokyo Olympics-bound Filipino-American rider Coryn Rivera earned her first Giro d'Italia Donne stage win in Cormons, Italy in the 10th and final stage last Sunday.
Rivera, who dedicated her victory to her late father, Wally, who died from the COVID-19 coronavirus last March, has completed her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics with her podium victory.
"I feel really strong and I have a lot of motivation - I had an angel on my shoulder today," said Rivera, in a online article, of her late dad, a healthcare worker.
The elder Wally, who hails from Tondo, Manila before he migrated to the United States, taught Coryn to excel in the sport.
Rivera also led her DSM teammate Lorena Wiebes to victories in stages 5 and 8.
Rivera is now leaving for Tokyo to join her USA women's teammates, where she will take part in the Olympic road race on July 25.