Overend Is First U.S. Fat Biking Champion
Mountain biker wins first-ever race in Utah
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Legendary mountain biker Ned Overend won the inaugural Fat Bike National Championships, held Saturday in Ogden, Utah.
Overend, 59, finished ahead of Brad Bingham and Travis Brown, respectively, on the snow-covered 30-kilometer course at Power Mountain Resort. That same day, Amanda Miller of Pepper Palace Pro Cycling defeated Rebecca Rusch and former pro mountain biker Amanda Carey in the first-ever women’s competition, reports Cycling News.
Overend is a three-decade pro mountain biking veteran. He took the Mountain Biking World Championship in 1990 and is a six-time winner of the NORBA Mountain Bike National Championships, among other titles.
Despite reports that a race last year was the first-ever fat bike national championship, USA Cycling communications manager Kevin Loughery has confirmed to Outside that this year’s race was the first sanctioned by USA Cycling, the sport’s recognized sanctioning body in the U.S.