Interview With the Giant Killer – Dave Wiens

Wiens Leads Armstrong

Dave making Lance Armstrong hurt at the Leadville 100.

20 years ago. Dave with the number 2 plate and Farrah Faucet hair.

20 years ago. Dave with the number 2 plate and Farrah Fawcett hair.

Gunnison Colorado is his home. The trails are where he dominates and has done so for over 20 years. Dave Wiens, fresh off his 50th birthday in September reflects on a career and life in mountain biking and brings us up to speed on how it has evolved into a job (many jobs) that he still loves doing. Not many people in the world can say they beat Lance Armstrong head to head in a grueling race. Dave can. The list of accomplishments is too long for me to write here in the intro, so please listen to the show and soak up one of the greatest and most humble athletes to ever swing a leg over a mountain bike.

Direct .mp3 file: https://elevationtrail.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/david-wiens-on-2014-12-18.mp3

Special bonus! Check out this 8 min video of a 1992 race in Crested Butte. You’ll never guess who won it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuGaCAO8KCc

And! Here’s the link to the Growler MTB race in Gunnison

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