George Hincapie is an American former road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 1994 and 2012. Hincapie was a key domestique of Lance Armstrong. Hincapie was also a domestique for Alberto Contador in 2007 and for Cadel Evans in 2011, when both men won the Tour de France. He is currently the owner and general manager of UCI Professional Continental team Arapahoe Hincapie p/b BMC. On October 10, 2012, Hincapie released a statement on his website acknowledging the use of performance-enhancing drugs and confirming that he had been approached by US federal investigators and USADA about his experiences with doping. Later that day a statement was released confirming his acceptance of a six-month ban from September 1, 2012, ending on March 1, 2013, along with a stripping of all race results between May 31, 2004, and July 31, 2006. Hincapie started a record 17 Tours, however, after his doping admission he was retroactively disqualified from the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Tours.
|Full name:||George Hincapie|
|Born:||June 29, 1973, Queens, New York, US|
|Role:||Rider (retired), Team manager|
|Rider type:||Classics specialist, Climbing domestique|
About George Hincapie
Professional road cyclist who was a member of nine Tour de France winning teams.
He began the sport of road cycling with his father's help as a child.
He admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and was given a six month ban from cycling.
He has a brother Richard, who is also a cyclist.
He assisted Lance Armstrong in his Tour de France victories.
Information related to George Hincapie
- American cycling road race champions
- American Tour de France stage winners
- Sportspeople from Greenville, South Carolina
- Sportspeople from Queens, New York
- American sportspeople in doping cases
- Olympic cyclists of the United States
- Cyclists at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- Doping cases in cycling
- Cyclists at the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- American male cyclists