At the Leadville 100 last year, when Floyd Landis attacked on an early climb, then-four-time defending Leadville champ Dave Wiens matched the acceleration pedal stroke for pedal stroke.
"For about 8 seconds," Wiens said with a laugh this week. "I realized I could stay with Floyd, but I'd never finish the race if I did."
This Saturday morning when Wiens lines up beside Lance Armstrong in downtown Leadville, Colorado, for the 6:30 a.m. start, he has a similar strategy: let the Tour star ride his own race
My Money is on Dave!