Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 41 years, 2,189 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Anna Kendrick Cleaned Out Her Closet, Tweeted About It, Continues Being Awesome
- Read the Cover Story: Meet the American Heroes Who Stopped French Train Attack
- That One Time Wes Craven Directed Meryl Streep in a Non-Horror Movie
- White Supremacist Convicted of Capital Murder
- Bachelor in Paradise: One Girl Decides She Wants to Lose Her Virginity, and Another Contestant Gets Dumped (for the Second Time!)
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- July 07, 1986
- Vol. 26
- No. 1
Andy Hampsten Has High Hopes in the Torturous Tour De France
He earned the nickname "Mountain Goat" training on canyon roads near his home in Boulder, Colo. Raised in Grand Forks, N.Dak., the son of two English professors at the university there, Hampsten started biking at 12 and entered his first competition four years later. He dropped out of college in his sophomore year to train full-time and enter races around the country, working at odd jobs to support himself. His prospects seemed bleak in 1984, when he failed to make the six-man Olympic team, but the disappointment only made him intensify his training. Last year he turned pro and became the first American to win a stage in the Giro D'Italia, finishing ahead of LeMond, 25, whom Hampsten has always looked up to "like a kid thinking about Pete Rose. The win was pretty amazing. Greg was so happy for me, and that meant a lot." Later Hampsten took first place at the World Championship of Climbing, in the mountains of Colombia.
At his home in Yverdon, Switzerland, where he lives about four months of the year, Hampsten prepared for the Tour by tapering off slightly after several months of 700-mile training weeks. "Right now, I'm trying to relax," he says, "and be confident that I've done everything I can."
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!