Mountain bikers Fisher, Kalb take top spots in area races |

Mountain bikers Fisher, Kalb take top spots in area races

A pair of Nevada County mountain bikers recently turned in first-place performances at area races.

Hyland Fisher captured the top podium spot at the Kirkwood 9-to-5 race on Sept. 18, which marked the second straight month Fisher finished first in the race’s 8-hour solo Expert Men division.

Fisher, who rides for the Xtreme Outfitters Mountain Bike Race Team, also won the Aug. 8 race in the same division.

Rick Kalb, riding for the Sierra Express Racing Team, took first place in the Men’s 50-59 division of the Tahoe Sierra 100 race on Sept. 11.

Another Nevada County rider, John Seivert, finished sixth in the same division.

Jon Pritchett of the Xtreme Outfitters team, finished ninth in the Men’s 30-39 division, while teammate Chris Rose took 10th place in the Men’s 40-49 division.

The recent results continued recent success for the Xtreme Outfitters team, who also had strong rides at the Boggs Mountain Endurance Race on July 17.

Pritchett placed third in the 8-hour Solo Pro/Expert Men division of that race, followed teammate Bill Purcell in fourth place and Fisher in fifth place in the same race category.

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