Video: Wells wraps up La Ruta overall win

Race leader Todd Wells (Specialized)

Race leader Todd Wells (Specialized) (Image credit: Lead Adventure Media)

Todd Wells (Specialized) won La Ruta de los Conquistadores on Saturday afternoon. It was the US cross country national champion's first-ever mountain bike stage race despite years of elite-level World Cup racing and two Olympic appearances.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.