George Hincapie is one of the most recognized riders in the world, with numerous world championships, national championships and professional victories to his credit.

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George grew up in Queens, New York, where his father Ricardo introduced him to cycling. The lanky, skinny junior quickly developed a passion for the sport and excelled, winning 10 junior national titles and two world medals prior to moving to the professional ranks and cycling's top teams.

During his 19-year professional career Hincapie was regarded as the premier American classics rider of his generation. He competed in a record 17 Ronde van Vlaanderen races and finished second at the grueling Paris-Roubaix, the best ever for any American. Beyond the classics he rode in the Tour de France 17 times and won three US National Road Race championships.

Despite all his accomplishments, Hincapie is most remembered for his role as a valued teammate and leader to winners of cycling’s top events such as the Tour de France, World Championships and Milan-San Remo. As he said while standing on the storied Champs-Élysées at the conclusion of his final Tour de France, he wants first and foremost to be remembered as a great teammate.

Since retiring from professional cycling George has taken a more active role in family business interests including Hincapie Sportswear, the professional Hincapie Sportswear Development Team, Gran Fondo Hincapie and Hotel Domestique. He hopes to further share his knowledge about the sport with cycling’s future generations.

Hincapie resides with his family in Greenville, South Carolina where he can now devote more time to his hobbies: tennis, basketball, mountain biking and music.

Personal Stats

Born June 29, 1973 in Queens, NY
Residence: Greenville, SC
Team: BMC
Turned Pro: 1994
Retired: 2012
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 165 lbs.

Professional Stats

National Professional Road Champion 1998, 2006, 2009
Tour de France participations 1996-2011
Tour de France Yellow Jersey assists 1999-2005, 2007, 2011
Olympics 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
World Road Cycling Championships participations 1993, 1998
Junior World Road Cycling Championships participations 1990
National Road Team Time Trial Cycling Champion 1992
Junior National Road Cycling champion 1989 (team time trial)
Junior National Track Cycling champion 1988-89 (omnium), 1991 (individual pursuit, team pursuit)
U.S. National Team 1991-93, 1998-99

PALMARÈS

2011

  • 2nd, USA Pro Cycling Championship Road Race
  • 2nd, Stage 2 (TTT), Tour de France
  • 56th, Overall, Tour de France
  • 6th, Prologue, USA Pro Cycling Challenge
  • 1st, Stage 2, USA Pro Cycling Challenge
  • 9th, Stage 4, USA Pro Cycling Challenge
  • 5th, Overall, USA Pro Cycling Challenge

2010

  • 4th, Gent - Wevelgem
  • 6th, Ronde Van Vlaanderen
  • 2nd, Stage 8, Tour of California
  • 8th, Prologue, Tour of Utah
  • 8th, Stage 1, Tour of Utah

2009

  • 5th, Stage 2, Tour Down Under
  • 4th, Stage 3, Tour Down Under
  • 6th, Prologue, Tour of California
  • 6th, Stage 6 ITT, Tour of California
  • 7th, Stage 7, Tour of California
  • 3rd, Stage 8, Tour of California
  • 4th, Stage 1, Tour de Suisse
  • 19th, Overall, Tour de France
  • 5th, Stage 5 TTT, Tour de France
  • 9th, Stage 13, Tour de France
  • 8th, Stage 14, Tour de France
  • 1st, USA Pro Cycling Championship Road Race

2008

  • 1st, Stage 7, Tour of California
  • Most Aggressive Rider, Stage 3, Tour of California
  • 9th, Overall, Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
  • 4th, Stage 3b TT, Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
  • 5th, Ronde van Vlaanderen
  • 9th, Paris-Roubaix
  • 3rd, Stage 4 Team Time Trial, Tour de Georgia
  • 3rd, Stage 5, Tour de Georgia
  • 2nd, Prologue, Volta a Catalunya
  • 6th, Stage 3, Volta a Catalunya
  • 1st, Stage 2, Dauphine-Libere
  • 9th, Stage 4 ITT, Tour de France
  • 5th, Stage 16, Tour de France
  • 35th, Overall, Tour de France
  • 4th, Stage 3 ITT, Tour of Missouri
  • 8th, Stage 4, Tour of Missouri
  • 4th, Overall, Tour of Missouri

2007

  • 1st, Overall, Tour of Missouri
  • 1st, Stage 2, Tour of Missouri
  • 2nd, USPRO National Championships Road Race
  • 3rd, Stage 6, Tour de Georgia
  • 24th, Overall, Tour de France
  • 3rd, Prologue, Tour de France

2006

  • 1st, US Professional Road Race Championship
  • 1st, Stage 2, Tour of California
  • 1st, Stage 5, Tour of California
  • Stage 2, Tour of California, Leader's Jersey
  • Stages 2, 5 & 6, Tour of California, Sprinter's Jersey
  • 1st, Sage 4, Eneco Tour of Benelux
  • Stage 4, 5, Eneco Tour of Benelux, Leader's Jersey
  • 3rd, Tour of Flanders
  • 3rd, Prologue, Tour of California
  • 4th, Overall, Tour of California
  • 4th, Stage 3, Tour of California
  • 5th, Gent-Wevelgem
  • 5th, Stage 1, Tour of California
  • 8th, Tirreno-Adriatico
  • 9th, Clasica San Sebastian
  • Stage 1, Tour de France, Yellow Leader's Jersey
  • 32nd, Tour de France

2005

  • 1st, Stage 15, Tour de France
  • 1st, Stage 4 Team Time Trial, Tour de France
  • 1st, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
  • 1st, Stage 1, Dauphine Libere
  • 1st, Stage 7, Dauphine Libere
  • 1st, Grand Prix Ouest-France
  • 2nd, Paris-Roubaix
  • 3rd, Overall, Points Classification, Dauphine Libere
  • 6th, GC, Tirreno-Adriatico
  • 7th, Tour of Flanders
  • 14th, Tour de France

2004

  • 1st, Overall, Three Days of the Panne
  • 1st, Stage 4 Team Time Trial, Tour de France
  • 3rd, T-Mobile International
  • 4th, Gent-Wevelgum
  • 4th, Luk Challenge
  • 5th, Overall, Paris-Nice
  • 5th, GP Eddy Merckx
  • 8th, Paris-Roubaix
  • 8th, Champoinship of Zurich
  • 10th, Ronde van Vlaanderen
  • 33rd, Tour de France

2003

  • 2nd Stage 7 and points clasification, Volta a Catalunya
  • 7th GC, Tour of Belgium
  • 47th, Tour de France

2002

  • 2nd, Classic Haribo
  • 2nd, Stage 3B, Trois Jours de la Panne
  • 3rd, US Championship
  • 3rd, Gent - Wevelgem
  • 3rd, Trois Jours de la Panne
  • 3rd, Volta Ao Algarve
  • 4th, Ronde Van Vlaanderen
  • 6th, Paris - Roubaix
  • 7th, World Cup
  • 59th, Tour de France

2001

  • 1st, Gent - Wevelgem
  • 1st, BMC San Francisco Grand Prix
  • 3rd, First Union USPRO Championships
  • 3rd, Trofeo Luis Puig
  • 3rd, First Union Invitational
  • 3rd, Stage 2, Vuelta Valenciana
  • 4th, Paris - Roubaix
  • 10th, Meisterschaft Von Zürich
  • 71st, Tour de France

2000

  • 2nd, US Championship
  • 3rd, First Union Classic
  • 3rd, Stage 8, Paris - Nice
  • 3rd, Stage 3, Vuelta Valenciana
  • 6th, Paris - Roubaix
  • 65th, Tour de France

1999

  • 1st, First Union Classic
  • 1st, Points Competition, Tour de Luxembourg
  • 1st, Stage 6, Prutour
  • 2nd, Stage 4, Volta a Catalunya
  • 2nd, Stage 1 & 2A, Prutour
  • 3rd, First Union Invitational
  • 3rd, Stage 1, 2 & 5, Volta a Catalunya
  • 3rd, Stage 5, Tour de Luxembourg
  • 4th, Paris - Roubaix
  • 4th, Gent - Wevelgem
  • 78th, Tour de France

1998

  • 1st, US Championship
  • 2nd, First Union Classic
  • 3rd, Christiana Care Cup
  • 3rd, Stage 3, Tour de France
  • 3rd, Stage 1, Ruta del Sol
  • 53rd, Tour de France

1997

  • 1st, Stage 1, Setmana Catalana
  • 46th, Milan-San Remo
  • 59th, Paris-Roubaix
  • 104th, Tour de France

1996

  • 9th, Tour of Mallorca
  • 29th, Paris-Roubaix
  • 76th, Olympic Road Race
  • Tour de France participant

1995

  • 1st, 8 of Chaam (Holland)
  • 3rd, Thrift Drug Classic
  • 3rd, CoreStates NJNB Classic
  • 8th, First Union Grand Prix
  • 10th, CoreStates USPRO Championships
  • 11th, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
  • 21st, Paris-Roubaix
  • 27th, Het Volk

1994

  • 2nd, Tour of Luxembourg - two stage wins
  • 3rd, West Virginia Classic - one stage win
  • 3rd, K-Mart Classic -one stage win

1993

  • World Road Cycling Championships (Hamar, Norway): 14th, amateur road race
  • Union Bank Road Race: first
  • Fresca National Championships (Dublin, Ohio): second, criterium; 13th, road race
  • U.S. Olympic Festival-’93 (San Antonio, Texas): first, criterium; second, road race; fourth, team time trial
  • Korbel Champagne Cup Series: fifth overall, amateur

1992

  • Olympic Games (Barcelona, Spain): 16th, team time trial
  • U.S. Olympic Road Trials and National Championships (Altoona, Pa.): first, team time trial; 11th, individual time trial

1991

  • Junior World Road Cycling Championships (Colorado Springs, Colo.): second, team time trial; third, individual pursuit; 35th, road race
  • USCF Junior National Road Cycling Championships (San Antonio, Texas): first, individual pursuit (17-18), individual time trial

1990

  • Junior World Road Cycling Championships (Cleveland, England): seventh, road race
  • USCF Junior National Track Cycling Championships (San Diego, Calif.): first, individual pursuit (17-18), team pursuit, points race, kilometer time trial

1989

  • USCF Junior National Track Cycling Championships (Colorado Springs, Colo.): first, omnium (15-16)
  • USCF Junior National Road Cycling Championships (Colorado Springs, Colo.): first, team time trial; second, criterium; fifth, individual time trial

1988

  • USCF Junior National Track Cycling Championships (Allentown, Pa.): first, omnium (14-15) USCF Junior National Road Championships (Trexlertown, Pa.): first, road race; second, individual time trial, criterium USCF Junior National Cyclo-Cross Championships (Boston, Mass.): fifth

1987

  • Junior National Track Cycling Championships (Trexlertown, Pa.): fourth, omnium (14-15)