|When I say Hampsten...you say....?||IFTreedog|
May 6, 2003 9:41 AM
|Taking a poll here, please be accurate, this is for science.|
May 6, 2003 9:48 AM
|first american to win at l'alpe duez. (nm)||rufus|
May 6, 2003 9:59 AM
May 7, 2003 8:53 AM
|1987 Tour of Switzerland n/m||DeRosaOrBust|
May 6, 2003 10:01 AM
|The Giro, he also makes some nice frames..nm||chopper|
May 6, 2003 10:18 AM
|Only American to win the Giro ('88) nm||noveread|
May 6, 2003 10:29 AM
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 Champion||Live 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. nm||dzrider|
May 6, 2003 10:33 AM
|living the dream||madstork|
May 6, 2003 10:44 AM
|Helps Lemond win Tour,
wins Tour of Switzerland,
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.
May 6, 2003 10:58 AM
May 7, 2003 7:11 AM
|somebody with photoshop||tarwheel|
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.|
May 6, 2003 11:40 AM
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! nm||Live Steam|
May 6, 2003 11:45 AM
|Cheap Bastard<---- BS... not a story about Hampsten||russw19|
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.
May 7, 2003 7:14 AM
|It was an old VeloNews story. Maybe just Roll telling a tale.|
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! nm||Rob Sal|
May 6, 2003 12:07 PM
|re: When I say Hampsten...you say....?||dave woof|
May 6, 2003 1:21 PM
|re: When I say Hampsten...you say....?||Emu_Lane|
May 6, 2003 1:38 PM
If only he could have been able to TT.
I wish he would be more involved in competitive cycling now
|Gavia nm||mapei 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.
|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