The dust from the Giro d’Italia is just beginning to settle and, for those of us in the Southern hemisphere, there’s just a small chance to catch up on sleep before the 2015 Tour de France kicks off in Utrecht.
One man who rides like it’s the Giro every day is Andy Hampsten, — the only American to ever win the Giro, in 1988. Andy and his brother Steve run Hampsten Cycles, and just released a short film which sums up the essence of their Maglia Rosa models.
Andy battled a blizzard on the Gavia Pass during the ’88 Giro to take the pink jersey: the captured scene is one of the most arresting in modern professional cycling. The Maglia Rosa series is inspired by such feats.
Hampsten Cycles teamed up with StraightEIGHT Films to document the Maglia Rosa bikes in their natural habitat; that is, mountainous inclines and awe-inspiring horizons. The location is the famous Going-To-The-Sun Road in Montana’s Glacier National Park.
Sit back and enjoy the view: