Overend wins first-ever US Fat Bike championship

Ogden, Utah hosts USA Cycling event

Mountain biking pioneer Ned Overend, 59, added another national championship to his lengthy palmares Saturday with a win at USA Cycling's first-ever Fat Bike National Championships in Ogden, Utah.

Overend won the Men's Pro Open event in front of Brad Bingham and Travis Brown on a snow-covered 30km course at Powder Mountain Resort.

Overend's results date back to the early 1980s. He won the Mountain Biking World Championship in 1990 and was a six-time winner of the NORBA Mountain Bike National Championships. Overend has also been the XTERRA World Champion twice, and most recently he was the UCI Masters 55-59 Cyclo-cross champion in 2012.

Earlier in the day, Pepper Palace Pro Cycling's Amanda Miller beat Specialized's Rebecca Rusch and former mountain bike pro Amanda Carey (Grand Targhee Resort) to take the first-ever women's title.

Sixteen Stars-and-Stripes jerseys were up for grabs during the Valentine's Day racing in Utah. 

 Brief Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ned Overend (Specialized Factory Team)  
2Brad Bingham  
3Travis Brown  
4Mitchell Hoke (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)  
5Colby Pearce (GS Panache)  
6Will Ross  
7Trevor Deruise (KTM Bike Industries)  
8Rick Wetherald (Athletes on Track)  
9Charles Jenkins (KHS-ESI Grips)  
10Benjamin Bostrom  


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