David Wiens

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David Wiens is an American former professional cross-country mountain bike racer. He is known for his six consecutive wins in the Leadville Trail 100 MTB mountain bike race including defeating Tour de France riders Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong.[1]

Wiens, a 2000 inductee to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, won the Leadville Trail 100 every year from 2003 to 2008. In 2007, he broke the 7 hour mark for the first time at 6:58:46[2] while holding off Floyd Landis by just under 2 minutes. In 2008, Wiens won again beating 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong by just under 2 minutes and setting a new course record of 6:45:45.[3] In 2009, Wiens finished second behind Armstrong in Leadville with a time of 6:57:02.

In 2006, Wiens founded Gunnison Trails, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing singletrack bike trails on public lands adjacent to Gunnison, Colorado. In June, 2012, Dave Weins became the inaugural Director of the Mountain Sports Program at WSCU (Western State Colorado University) in Gunnison. Wiens is married to Susan DeMattei, a former professional mountain bike racer and Olympic bronze medal winner.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Hamill, Sean D. (2008-10-13). "Beating Lance Armstrong, Then Getting Back to Life". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Past Champions". Leadville Trail 100. Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Finishers Report for: LT100 Mountain Bike". Leadville Trail 100. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 

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