Oh hell yeah. I’ve got a Hampsten poster on the wall, signed and framed. One of the biggest days in the history of American cycling. These are different images from the same day: 1988 Giro d’ Italia, Stage 14. Andy Hampsten remains the only American to have won the Giro. Good article available at http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/road/2008/giro08/?id=/riders/2008/interviews/giro_hampsten08.
Image sources: First seen at http://elserracho.tumblr.com/post/5205959607/fuckyeahcycling-andy-hampsten-rides-his-way, but ultimately from http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/giro-ditalia-anglophone-invasion/172040.
There is winning. And then, there is winning like this.
This is the stuff of legend.by