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When I say Hampsten...you say....?(29 posts)

When I say Hampsten...you say....?IFTreedog
May 6, 2003 9:41 AM
Taking a poll here, please be accurate, this is for science.
Gavia Pass?OldEdScott
May 6, 2003 9:48 AM
first american to win at l'alpe duez. (nm)rufus
May 6, 2003 9:59 AM
ditto (nm)jtferraro
May 7, 2003 8:53 AM
1987 Tour of Switzerland n/mDeRosaOrBust
May 6, 2003 10:01 AM
The Giro, he also makes some nice frames..nmchopper
May 6, 2003 10:18 AM
Only American to win the Giro ('88) nmnoveread
May 6, 2003 10:29 AM
Modest Championflying
May 6, 2003 10:31 AM
On his way home from winning the Giro....
He was asked by a tourist sitting next to him on the plane where he had been. He replied touring Italy on a bike. ;-)
Modest ChampionLive Steam
May 6, 2003 11:47 AM
I have heard this too. I know he is beloved in Italy.
Gavia Pass, Really cool steel bike. nmdzrider
May 6, 2003 10:33 AM
living the dreammadstork
May 6, 2003 10:44 AM
Helps Lemond win Tour,
wins Tour of Switzerland,
wins Giro,
wins on Alpe D'Huez,
rides unselfishly (Banesto domestique for Indurain),
sells nice frames,
settles family in Italy after retiring from pro cycling,
leads eager riders through Tuscany,
and much more I'm leaving out, I'm sure.

Hampsten is definitely one of my favorites.
I'm sure it's not all roses, but not a bad life. Not bad at all.
duh...what else?merckx56
May 6, 2003 10:58 AM
All alone...biknben
May 7, 2003 7:11 AM
somebody with photoshoptarwheel
May 7, 2003 8:18 AM
OK, one of you guys with photoshop needs to cut and paste the photo of the thong guy into that shot from the Giro. We need a good laugh.
helped Lemond beat Hinult!!!uksrfr
May 6, 2003 11:05 AM
re: When I say Hampsten...you say....?Broomwagon
May 6, 2003 11:20 AM
Best young rider (White jersey) in the '86 Tour.
Huffy................................nmchopper
May 6, 2003 11:40 AM
Cheap BastardRJF
May 6, 2003 11:43 AM
I recall reading an interview with Bob Roll where he said that Hampsten was the cheapest bastard in the peleton, and the only rider he ever knew who would not split his winnings with his team, as is customary to do.

I have no idea if this is true or not, but after reading Roll's comments that's what I think when I hear Hampsten's name.
Ouch! nmLive Steam
May 6, 2003 11:45 AM
Cheap Bastard<---- BS... not a story about Hampstenrussw19
May 6, 2003 1:47 PM
This is total BS! Bob Roll said on last year's OLN tour coverage that he was able to afford a nice place in Italy for the next three years based on his cut of the Giro winnings from Hampsten. Are you sure you heard that comment right, cuz I just checked the video tape again and I am right about what Bob says.

Russ
Yep.RJF
May 7, 2003 7:14 AM
It was an old VeloNews story. Maybe just Roll telling a tale.
GaviaWill Ross
May 6, 2003 12:04 PM
Which won him the Giro, even though he didn't win the stage. When you do something in cycling that old Italian men still discuss on long winter evenings with reverence 15 years later, you've accomplished something special.
Gavia and Oakley Factory Pilot sunglasses! nmRob Sal
May 6, 2003 12:07 PM
nm
re: When I say Hampsten...you say....?dave woof
May 6, 2003 1:21 PM
Buck teeth?
hehe
re: When I say Hampsten...you say....?Emu_Lane
May 6, 2003 1:38 PM
Two things:

If only he could have been able to TT.

I wish he would be more involved in competitive cycling now
Gavia nmmapei boy
May 6, 2003 1:59 PM
re: When I say Hampsten...you say....?russw19
May 6, 2003 2:04 PM
4th '86 Tour de France white jersey winner too.
1st '86 Tour de Suisse
1st '87 Tour de Suisse
1st '88 Giro d' Italia
1st '92 Tour of Romandie
4th '92 Tour de France

Stage win Alpe d'Huez in 1992

Raced the Tour 8 times. Finished all 8 times. Never lower on GC than 22nd overall. 4 Top Ten finishes.

And a class guy to boot.

Russ
re: When I say Hampsten...you say....?hammy4200
May 6, 2003 3:05 PM
Nice guy (did Liggers call him "moody"?), kicked Euro-butt on his good days, still rides (and is racer skinny), his tours are awesome, his bikes (steel, ti, carbon AND aluminum) are first class, mostly lives in Boulder now, and is planning to stay involved with cycling.

We probably haven't heard the last of Andy, but, as usual, he'll do things his own way.
Sorry, shoulda said "Gavia (warning, spoiler!)"Will Ross
May 6, 2003 3:11 PM