New Ride: Hampsten Cycles’ Maglia Rosa

New Ride: Hampsten Cycles' Maglia Rosa

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.

New Ride: Hampsten Cycles' Maglia Rosa

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.

New Ride: Hampsten Cycles' Maglia Rosa

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.

New Ride: Hampsten Cycles' Maglia Rosa

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:

Maglia ROSA from Matthew J. Clark on Vimeo.