Andy Hampsten

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About Andy

In 1997, following his retirement from professional cycling, Andy Hampsten knew there was nothing he’d rather do than share his passion for the best riding, food and wine he discovered while racing in Italy. He founded Cinghiale Cycling Tours hoping to lure fun-loving cyclists and food enthusiasts from around the world to have a taste of the Italian experience. With over two decades of living, cycling, and sharing meals in a quiet corner of Tuscany, Cinghiale Cycling Tours has a following of loyal addicts who can’t get enough of Italy, and who appreciate the intimate experience of the country offered by Andy and his crew. As a company we’ve explored some of the most exceptional and unknown areas of Italy, looking for unique and authentic experiences to share with our guests. As a family, Andy and his wife Elaine, are rooted in the local life, spending part of the year in Tuscany.



Rouler: My stomach is Italian.                                                                                      Bicycling: Catching Up with Andy Hampsten
Bike Radar: Andy Hampsten’s Strada Bianca
Bike Rumor: Nahbs 2013: Andy Hampsten...
CycleEXIF: Hampsten Cycles 7-Eleven Tribute
Cycling Inquisition 2011: Racing in Columbia with Columbians 
Cycling News 2008: 91st Giro D’Italia
Elephant Journal: The Hampsten
Elevation Outdoors: Big Trip: Italy
Elevation Outdoors 2011: Andy Hampsten
Fat Cyclist Blog: Fatty’s tour with Cinghiale
NY Times 1988: US Cyclist Captures Tour of Italy
NY Times 1989: Cycling for a Cleaner Image
NY Times 1992: CYCLING; Hampsten Climbs Up, but LeMond Goes Down
NY Times 2007: The Bicycling Paradox: Fit Doesn’t Have to Mean Thin
NY Times 2010: Slimmer Doesn’t Always Mean Fitter
NY Times 2012: Putting a Spin on Touring
NY Velocity 2009:  Andy Hampsten Interview
Outside: 52 Ways to Wander Better
Park Tool: A Visit with Andy Hampsten
Rapha: Andy Hampsten Feature
Bicycling Hall of Fame: Andy Hampsten