Andy Hampsten rules. Consider:
- He’s won the Giro d’Italia.
- He’s won the Alpe d’Huez stage in the Tour de France.
- He’s currently got a sweet business leading bicycle tours of Italy (for the three people in the world [mom, dad, wife] who happen to remember, back when I wrote books for a living I almost always used a fictional bike touring company for my example documents).
So when the chance to ask interview him via email came up, of course I jumped at it.
Now, though, I’ve got to figure out what to ask him. And I’d like some help. So, what would you ask Andy? I’ll pick the best questions, combine them with a few that I want to ask, and send them his way. Then, of course, I’ll post the interview in this blog.
Why Would a Giro d’Italia Winner Do an Interview with Fat Cyclist?
“How,” you may fairly ask, “is it possible that Andy Hampsten reads the Fat Cyclist blog and has agreed to answer questions for it?”
The answer is simple: He hasn’t read my blog. He’d never heard of me ’til I contacted him via email. He doesn’t have great internet access in rural Italy, and so has agreed—blog unseen—to the interview because I happen to work with a friend of his.
I suspect, just between you and me, that if he had read my blog, he may not have agreed to the interview. So yay for poor internet access in rural Italy!