Not enough has been said about this day. This was the Big Time. You think you know hard? You don’t know hard.
This is the day Andy Hampsten became a hero. The only American to win the Giro d’Italia. Ever.
Andy began the day in the blue “overall points” leaders jersey, a combined “best score” in all disciplines of the race, which was cool, because as Andy tells us “it was wool. All the leaders’ jerseys were wool in those days.” As Andy recounts the story, you can hear in his voice that he’s back in 1988, only this time feeling pride and joy – but also remembering the fear that gripped the peloton as they climbed into the unknown that gray, sleeting morning… June 5, 1988.
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