from the show catalog:
To his surprise, someone wanted to buy one of his custom-built frames and the Land Shark phenomena began. His big break came in 1986
when a group of professional riders ordered frames. The group included Andy Hampsten and the former US Olympic cycling team coach, Roy Nickman. Word
spreak about Land Sharks, and soon they were appearing on the international racing circuit. Land Sharks have raced in the Tour de France, and ridden
to victory in both the Giro d'Italia and the US Pro Championships.
Google - Andy Hampsten Giro - for lots of info about his Giro win and his legendary stage win across the snowy Gavia Pass. That stage win is widely considered to be one of the most epic race wins in the history of cycling.