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Leadville 100 - NE

Leadville, Colorado, USA, August 9, 2008

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Armstrong shows fitness in Leadville

By Gary Boulanger, BikeRadar.com

Former mountain bike cross country pro Dave Wiens won his sixth consecutive Leadville 100 off road race in Colorado Saturday, setting a new course record of 6:45.47, with seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong finishing second in 6:47.41.

With more than 1,000 racers participating in the annual event, the pressure was on from the beginning. Wiens, 43, took his place in the first row of the start line minutes before the race began. Wiens and Armstrong broke away from a lead group of 10 at the halfway point, and worked like roadie team-mates to increase their lead.

Armstrong, who splits his saddle time 50/50 with road and dirt, was yo-yoing with Wiens on the climbs and descents before acquiescing victory with 10 miles remaining. Wiens is married to Susan DeMattei, bronze medalist in the women's cross country at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Floyd Landis pushed Wiens to set a course record in 2007, finishing second.


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1 Dave Wiens         13.15.45
2 Lance Armstrong        1.56
3 Manuel Prado          35.07
4 Ethan Passant         42.09
5 Jonathan Scholnick    44.31
6 Max Taam              46.41
7 Nate Whitman          53.29
8 Jim Lehman            53.50
9 Kevin Andrews         56.33
10 Kimo Seymour         57.46
11 Jake Rubelt          58.46
12 Chuck Gibson              
13 Dax Massey         1.00.09
14 Garth Prosser      1.03.07
15 Jim Silverman      1.03.36
16 Ted MacBlane       1.03.52
17 Joel Mischke       1.05.42
18 Kent McNeill       1.10.32
19 Keith Collins      1.10.33
20 Bill MacFarlane    1.11.17
21 Yuki Saito         1.12.25
22 Paul Gorbold       1.13.18
23 Jeff Wardell       1.14.06
24 Ryan Hamilton      1.14.46