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MITOS DEL MTB: NED OVEREND



Ned Overend nació el 20 de agosto de 1955 en Taipei, Taiwán, hijo de un diplomático estadounidense, comenzo en ciclismo de montaña a principios de los años 1980. Su carrera profesional se inicion en 1983, militando en el equipo Schwin de 1983 a 1986, y en el equipo Specialized desde 1988 hasta hoy en dia. Ned Overend fue el primer  Ned Overend nació el 20 de agosto de 1955 en Taipei, campeon dle mundo de mountain bke en 1990

Entro en Hall of fame del mountainbike en 1990 y en el Hall of fame del ciclismo americano en 2001.
Retirado del ciclismo profesional en 1996, ha seguido compitiendo hasta nuestros dias logrando victorias en los x terra, pruebas de triatlhon y otros eventos, su nombre hoy en dia esta ligado a la marca specialized, para la que trabaja como imagen publica de la marca en multitud de eventos teniendo su propia gama de productos specialized denominada The captain
Palmares
* UCI World Mountain Biking Champion (Gold, 1990; Bronze 1991)
  * NORBA National Mountain Biking Champion (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)
  * NORBA National Point Series Champion (1987)
  * XTERRA World Champion (1998, 1999, 2nd 1997)
  *  United States National Winter Triathlon Champion (2000)
  *  United States National XTRERRA Series Champion (2001, 2002)
  * Colorado Road Champion (2004)
  * Road Apple Rally Champion (2004, 2009)
  * Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb (1st, 1985-1986; 2nd, 2006; 4th, 2005; 5th, 2008; 2nd, 2010)
  * Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb (2nd, 2006, 2009)
  * Teva Mountain Games Hillclimb (1st, 2007)



 
2005
3rd, Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Road Race, Durango, Colo.
7th, Iron Horse Bicycle Classic XC MTB, Durango, Colo.
1st, Red Bull Divide and Conquer (rode MTB leg)
18th, UCI World Cup, Angel Fire, New Mexico, USA
11th, US National Road Race, Park City, Utah
4th, Mount Evans Hill Climb, Idaho Springs, Colo.
2001 & 2002
US National XTERRA Series Champion
2000
1st, US National Winter Triathlon Championships
1998 & 1999
1st, XTERRA Triathlon World Championships
1996 & 1997
3rd ('96) & 2nd ('97), XTERRA Triathlon World Championships
1994
1st, Swiss MTB World Cup
1st, Italian MTB World Cup
1992
1st, NORBA National Championship
1991
1st, NORBA National Championships
1st, Park City MTB World Cup
1st, Road Apple Rally
1990
1st, Mammoth NORBA National
1st, King of the Rockies MTB Stage Race
UCI World MTB Champion
1st, NORBA National Championships
Inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
1989
1st, NORBA National Championships
4th, NORBA World Championships
1988
3rd, Iron Horse Classic MTB Race
2nd, NORBA National Championships
2nd, European World Championships
1st, NORBA World Championships (XC and Hill Climb)
1st, Road Apple Rally
1987
1st Iron Horse Road Race
2nd Mt. Evans/Bob Cook Memorial Road Race
1st Rage in the Sage
1st Revenge of the Siskiyous
1st Colorado State Championships (MTB)
NORBA National Champion
1st NORBA National Points Championships
1st European World Championships
1st NORBA World Championships (XC and Hill Climb)
1986
1st, Iron Horse Road Race
1st, Iron Horse MTB Race
1st, Colorado State Championships
1st, Mt. Evans/Bob Cook Memorial Road Race
2nd, Munsingwear International Stage Race
World Cycling Road Championships
1st, NORBA National Championships
1985
2nd, Iron Horse Road Race
1st, Iron Horse MTB Race
2nd, Colorado State Road Race
1st, Mt. Evans/Bob Cook Memorial Road Race
1st, Pacific States Suntour MTB series
1st, Crested Butte MTB Stage Race
1st, Road Apple Rally
1st, NORBA National Points Series
Colorado Best All-Around Rider (Road)
1984
4th, Iron Horse Road Race (2nd Overall Stage Race)
2nd, Colorado State Road Race
1st, Pacific States Suntour MTB series
1st, Crested Butte MTB Stage Race
2nd, NORBA National Championships
1983
1st, Grand Junction Stage Race
1st, Morgul Bismarck Road Race
2nd, Fountain Mountain Triathlon
1st, Iron Horse Road Race (2nd Overall Stage Race)
3rd, Colorado State Road Race
2nd, Mt. Evans Hill Climb
1st, Road Apple Rally

Enlaces de interes


http://iamspecialized.com/xc-mtb/rider/ned-overend
http://www.boure.com/ned.html
http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/riders/2005/interviews/?id=ned_overend05
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