Lopes lands on the podium in Mammoth

Champions come and go, but to be legendary you got to have heart and consistency. And consistency Brian Lopes (Intense/Maxxis/Pearl Izumi) has in spades.

After the four-stage inaugural Enduro race by USA Cycling at the National Championships held in Mammoth Lakes this past weekend, Lopes managed to defend his legendary status by finishing 8 second shy of the win to Mitch Ropelato and taking home the silver medal.

brian-mammoth-downhillLopes who competed in his 1st National Championships back in 1993, when Ropelato was still in diapers, holds 9 National Championship titles in 2 different disciplines. Enduro marked the 3rd discipline in Lopes’ arsenal…stay tuned to see what other two-wheeled adventures he decides to attack.