Specialized MTB Team Dominates Sea Otter … Again

Oct 20, 2009
<p>Specialized-sponsored athletes Stander, Wells, Sauser, Byberg, and Rusch all over the podium in 2010 MTB races</p><p>
For the second consecutive year, the Specialized Factory Team utterly dominated the podium at last weekend’s 2010 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. This year’s performance was even more impressive, as Specialized athletes proudly mounted the podium in all four of the Cross Country events and in Super D.</p><p>
In arguably the country’s most prestigious cycling event, frequented by many of the world’s top riders, Burry Stander and Todd Wells won the Men’s XC and Short Track races respectively – both on Stumpjumper 29ers – and in both events, Specialized riders claimed three of the top four spots overall. On the women’s side, Lene Byberg continued her meteoric rise, placing second in XC and Short Track, while the venerable Rebecca Rusch nabbed second in Super D.</p><p>
The Specialized team was well-represented throughout the event, with nearly the full complement of athletes competing in almost every race. Even legendary mountain biker Ned Overend took his shotmely focused on the job, and we are here to win,” said team owner Bjarne Riis after the great prologue in Rotterdam.</p>