George Hincapie Photo Gallery
George Hincapie (born June 29, 1973) raced professionally from 1994 to 2012.
I remember years ago at an east coast trade show, a bike shop owner showed me a picture of George Hincapie while he was racing as a junior. The shop owner told me young Hincapie was special, that his huge talent would lead him to become an extraordinary racer. That prediction turned out to be true.
Sadly, Hincapie was caught up in the doping of his era, which wasn't helped by his racing as a domestique for Lance Armstrong. In 2012 he acknowledged his use of banned performance-enhancing drugs and was suspended from racing for six months. He was also stripped of his race results between May 31, 2004 and July 31, 2006.
Hincapie is a big man for a road racer, 6' 3" (1.9 meters) tall and weighing 174 lbs. (79 kg).
Despite all those troubles, the well-liked rider accumulated an impressive list of wins and high placings. He finished 16 Tours de France, tying Dutchman Joop Zoetemelk's record. But, he was stripped of three of those Tours because of his doping.
In 1998, with his brother, he started his own cycling clothing company, Hincapie Sportwear, and it remains in business as of this writing (2015).
- 1994: Tour of Luxembourg 2 stage wins
- 1999: First Union Classic, Tour de Luxembourg points
- 2001: Gent Wevelgem, San Francisco Grand Prix
- 2002: Tour de France stage 1 team time trial
- 2004: Three Days of De Panne
- 2005: Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, Dauphine Libere stages 1 & 7, TDF stage 15
- 2006: Tour of California stages 1 & 5
- 2007: Tour of Missouri
- 1998, 2006, 2009: U.S. Road Champion
- 1994-1996: Motorola
- 1997-2007: US Postal
- 2008-2009: High Road
- 2010-2012: BMC
Photos: photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti
Hincapie at what I believe is the 1994 Tour of Flanders
Hincapie (left) wins 2001 Gent-Wevelgem, beating Leon van Bon
Racing Paris-Roubaix in 2004
Hincapie racing at the 2004 Tour of Flanders
Hincapie follows Tom Boonen and Juan Antonio Flecha at the 2005 Paris-Roubaix
2005 Tour de France stage 11: Hincapie races to Briançon
2005 Paris-Roubaix: Hincapie follows Flecha
The 2005 Paris-Roubaix podium, from left: Hincapie (2nd), Tom Boonen (1st) and Juan Antonio Flecha (3rd)
2006 Flanders podium, from left: Leif Hoste (2nd place), Tom Boonen (winner), George Hincapie (3rd)
2006 Paris-Roubaix, Hincapie has crashed
Hincapie climbs l'Alpe d'Huez at the 2006 Tour de France
Hincapie racing the 2007 Tour de France prologue
Hincapie leads the peloton in stage 20 of the 2007 Tour de France
George Hincapie wins his group sprint to take ninth in the 2008 Paris-Roubaix
Hincapie (white-yellow kit) races the 2009 Milano-San Remo
Hincapie racing the 2010 Tour of Flanders
Hincapie at the 2010 Paris-Roubaix
2011 Tour of Flanders: Hinacapie in his BMC colors
The last photo I have from Hincapie's long racng career, here in stage 20 of the 2012 Tour de France with Chris Horner on his wheel.