16 National Titles awarded at Fat Bike Nationals


Pro men on course
Pro men on course! Photo by Dejan Smaic
Ogden, Utah (February 27, 2016) – Sixteen national champions were crowned at Powder Mountain Resort in Utah on Saturday at the second annual USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships p/b Borealis Fat Bikes, including Alexander Grant (Salt Lake City, Utah/Cannondale 360 Fly p/b Sugol) and Hanna Muegge (Marina, Calif./La Sweat) in the pro contests.
In the pro men’s event, Robert Squire (Sandy, Utah/UCI CT: Holowesko) had a solid lead as the racers entered the final stretch but a crash in the final ten meters cost him the national title. Grant passed Squire and soloed over the line for the win with a final time of 1:13:18. Josia Middaugh (Vail, Colo.) rounded out the podium three minutes back in 1:16:09.
Muegge crossed the finish line for the Stars-and-Stripes jersey ahead of second- and third-place finishers Rebecca Blatt (Lakewood, Colo./Van Dessel Factory Team) and Rebecca Gross (Golden, Colo.).
Pro women on the podium
Pro women on the podium. Photo by Dejan Smaic

Fourteen other national champs got to climb on top of the podium Saturday, including James Stull (Anchorage, Alaska) who took the first win of the morning after he beat out Aaron Campbell (Farmington, Utah/Bountiful Bicycle Racing) in the men’s 40-49 contest. Another impressive ride came from John Adamson (Cardondale, Colo./Twisted Spokes) who took a decisive win over Joel Quinn (South Jordan, Utah) in the men’s 70+ category. In the junior groups, Anders Johnson (Huntsville, Utah/Whole Athlete/Specialized) was the top junior man and Trini Olds (Kaysville, Utah/Summit-Competitive Cyclist) took the win among junior women. To see complete results, please click here.
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