Come see a piece of cycling history at SPLURGE Unique Gifts and Home DÃ©cor in Greenwich, CT: an actual frame ridden by American cyclist Andy Hampsten in the Tour de France, as a member of the ground-breaking 7-Eleven cycling team!
Partnering with Signature Cycles of Greenwich, CT, the unique window display for the month of July celebrates the 96th edition of the Tourâ€”surely one of the most dramatic in recent history. Built by Serotta and branded as a Huffy, the frame is a special piece of sports history, ridden by one of Americaâ€™s greatest cyclists.
Be sure to visit SPLURGE and enter a free drawing to win the legendary Campagnolo â€œIl Cavatappiâ€ corkscrew, courtesy of Signature Cycles. Also, visit Signature Cycles in Greenwich and register to win a $100 gift to SPLURGE!
Hampstenâ€™s rookie season in the European pro cycling theater began in 1985 as a member of the 7-Eleven squad, and included a legendary stage win at that yearâ€™s Giro dâ€™Italia. Several years later, he was the first American to win what is arguably the crown jewel stage of the Tour de France: the climbing stage of Lâ€™ Alpe dâ€™Huez. He also finished 4th in general classification in that 1992 edition, solidifying his place among cyclingâ€™s elite.
â€œWe are thrilled to present a unique and fun display for Tour de France fans of Greenwich and the surrounding communities,â€ says Sonia Sotire Malloy, owner of SPLURGE, adding, â€œAlso, from July 23rd through July 25th, we are donating 10% of store proceeds to a wonderful charity, www.ichallengemyself.org, which provides athletic and educational programs for deserving children in NYC.â€
On July 25th, a group ride will leave the Signature Cycles Greenwich showroom at 28 Bruce Park Avenue (approx. one block from the Greenwich Metro North station, near Greenwich Avenue) at 9:00 a.m., and ending approx. 2 hours later at SPLURGE Unique Gifts and Home DÃ©cor (at 19A East Putnam Avenueâ€”approx. one half block east of the top of Greenwich Avenue), where riders and friends will enjoy complimentary coffee, refreshments and post-ride treats.