George Hincapie, Bio
Born: 29th June 1973
Home: Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Olympian George Hincapie is one of the most recognised riders in the world with world championships, national championships and professional victories to his credit. A fourteen time Tour de France veteran George Hincapie has been cited as "America's premier classics rider" and he has his own line in sportswear.
As a junior, George won 16 medals, 10 junior national titles and two world medals. He was a member of the 1989 U.S. Junior National Team and two-time winner of the Mary Cappy Award, given annually to the outstanding cyclist at U.S. Junior Nationals (1990-91).
Hincapie is also known as a key domestique of Lance Armstrong, having been the only rider to assist Armstrong in all seven of his Tour de France victories. Hincapie is one of only two riders in Tour de France history to have raced on eight Tour-winning teams. He is also the only American to win the Gent-Wevelgem and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne classics.
His Colombian father Ricardo introduced him to cycling, and his first race training was in New York City’s Central Park.
Tour de France, 1996-2008
Olympics, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
World Road Cycling Championships, 1993, 1998
Junior World Road Cycling Championships, 1990
National Road Cycling champion, 1992
U.S. National Team: 1991-93, 1998-99
1st, Stage 2, Dauphiné Libéré, 2008
2008: Tour de California 1st Stage 7
2009: Team Columbia-HTC 19th Overall Tour de France
2009: 1st, USA Pro Cycling Championship Road Race
2010: 4th Gent Wevelgem