Melissa “Missy” Giove
2022 Inductee: Off-Road Competitor
Throughout her career Missy “The Missile” Giove won 14 NORBA downhill titles and 11 World Cups. Her speed and skill led her to three overall NORBA downhill crowns, two World Cup overalls, and the 1994 World Championship title.
One of mountain bike racing’s original superstars, Giove is the all-time leader in NORBA downhill wins with 14, and is fourth on the list of World Cup medals with 11. She also won an X Games Gold in Dual Slalom in 2000.
Giove was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2016 and was an honorary inductee into the Italian Hall of Fame in 2017.