Todd Wells and his
Scott Spark 900
Todd Wells has been the premier cross-country racer in America for much of the last decade. He has
competed in the Olympics three times. He
has won numerous national titles in the pro
ranks in the cross-country, short-track and
marathon divisions. He has made the podium at World Cup races, and he has won the
Leadville 100, the Pan American Games and
La Ruta de los Conquistadores.
For 2016 Todd will be riding for Scott
Sports, and we expect he’ll be one of the
top cross-country racers in America once
again. If his former teammate Ned Overend
could win the National Championship in
professional fat bike racing at the age of 59
last year, Todd should be able to handle the
challenge of racing cross-country in the pro
ranks at the age of 40 this year. Age, after
all, is just a number. It doesn’t define who
Where did you grow up? Kingston, New York.
What kind of work do (did) your parents do? Teacher and
When did you first learn to ride a bike? Four years old.
Who taught you? Dad.
Bike racing prior to mountain biking: BMX from 5 to 16.
Competed on the national level, never higher than 14 in my age
When did you get your first mountain bike? Senior year
of high school.
When did you start competing on mountain bikes? 1994.
How did you finish in your first race? Last, and I slept
for 16 hours afterwards. I was destroyed and hooked.
Did you win any titles as an amateur? Yes, I won the
first-ever Semi-Pro National Championship of the NORBA
National series and two collegiate MTB championships.
What have been your best results as a pro? Three
cross-country, four short-track cross-country, four marathon
and three cyclocross national championships; two Leadville
100 titles and one La Ruta title.
College? Yes, I graduated from the University of Arizona with
a business degree in management information systems.
What awards did you win in school? Two
collegiate mountain bike national championships,
and I graduated cum laude.
The MBA Q&A:
Todd Wells, in His Own Words
New deal: With all of the
national titles he has won
in his career, Todd Wells
can lay claim to being the
top cross-country racer
in America of the last