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.
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Ned Overend (Specialized Factory Team)|
|4||Mitchell Hoke (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)|
|5||Colby Pearce (GS Panache)|
|7||Trevor Deruise (KTM Bike Industries)|
|8||Rick Wetherald (Athletes on Track)|
|9||Charles Jenkins (KHS-ESI Grips)|