|George Hincapié at the 2010 Tour de France team presentation|
|Full name||George Hincapié Garcés|
|Date of birth||June 29, 1973|
US Postal / Discovery Ch.
High Road / Columbia
BMC Racing Team
|Most important successes|
3 × US road champions
|Last updated: October 10, 2013|
George Anthony Hincapié Garcés (born June 29, 1973 in Queens , New York City ) is a former cyclist of Colombian origin. He served as team assistants on all seven - later because of doping but knew - Tour de France -Siegen of Lance Armstrong participated. During this time he was able to celebrate successes himself, for example with the classic Gent – Wevelgem 2001 and was three-time US road champion. In 2012, the last year of his career, he confessed to using doping.
Origin and youth
Hincapie grew up in Queens, New York, as the son of a Colombian immigrant who was a successful cyclist in his home country . Together with his brother Michael he started cycling and rode his first cycle races in Central Park .
Hincapie contested the Tour de France 17 times and finished the tour 16 times. He was considered the noble helper of Lance Armstrong and was the only team colleague of Armstrong who provided helper services for all seven - later revoked - tour victories. In Armstrong's last success in 2005 , he was 14th and was able to win a difficult stage in the Pyrenees , after he was involved in a breakaway on behalf of the team as a watchdog ; However, this success was revoked in 2012 due to a doping confession. After Armstrong's temporary resignation, Hincapie finished second in the prologue of the Tour de France 2006 behind the day's winner Thor Hushovd . In the course of the subsequent first stage, he won the yellow jersey thanks to a time credit , which he wore during the second stage.
Hincapie was also successful in the one-day races . He won the US road championship three times and in 2001 the classic Gent-Wevelgem. However , Hincapie was never able to win his favorite race Paris – Roubaix . His best place was a second place in 2005, where he had to admit defeat in the sprint Tom Boonen . In 2006, Hincapie was promisingly in a top group with favorites like Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara when he broke the steerer tube of his racing bike and fell so badly that he crashed in the three-kilometer-long cobblestone section of Mons-en-Pévèle, 47 kilometers from the finish Had to give up the race due to a shoulder injury.
In 2008 he moved to Team High Road , which was renamed Team Columbia in June 2008 . From the 2010 season he drove for the BMC Racing Team , with which he ended his career at the end of the 2012 season. On October 10, 2012, Hincapie admitted that he had been doping during his career until 2006. Together with ten other former teammates, Hincapie incriminated Lance Armstrong against the US anti-doping agency USADA , accepted a reduced suspension of six months from September 1, 2012 and a disqualification in all races between May 31, 2004 and July 31, 2006.
George Hincapie and his brother Richard own the sportswear company Hincapie Sports, which Richard founded in 1998 . The products have been manufactured in Medellín since 2003 by a company owned by her uncle Jorge. The company is a sponsor of the BMC-Hincapie Sportswear Development Team , founded in 2012 , the farm team of its last team as an active cyclist.
- two stages tour of Luxembourg
- a stage Catalan week
- Overall ranking Three days of De Panne
Kuurne – Brussels – Kuurne Grand Prix Ouest France two stages of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré a stage and team time trial Tour de France
- American champion - road racing
- two-stage California tour
- Overall standings and one stage Tour of Missouri
- one stage USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Grand Tour placements
|Tour de France||-||DNF||104||53||78||65||71||59||47||24||35||17th||59||56||38|
|Vuelta a España||110||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||DNF||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
- official homepage
- George Hincapie in the Tour de France database(French / English )
- George Hincapie in the Radsportseiten.net database
- George Hincapie in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Sebastian Moll: Ex-Helper Hincapie: Armstrong's servant on cobblestones. In: Spiegel Online . April 8, 2006, accessed January 7, 2017 .
- cyclingnews.com of October 10, 2012: Six former Armstrong USPS teammates receive bans from USADA
- Hincapie according to Ten Devils in the "Hell of the North" on sportnet.at from April 9, 2011: "This is the one race that I dream of all year long, and look forward to all year long."
- cyclingnews.com of April 9, 2006: The mean machine takes first Roubaix win for CSC
- Hincapie ends his professional career on radsport-news.com v. June 11, 2012
- Former Armstrong helper: Tour record driver Hincapie admits doping. In: Spiegel Online . October 10, 2012, accessed January 7, 2017 .
- radsport-news.com com October 11, 2012: Eleven former teammates weigh on Armstrong
- The Hincapie Story on hincapie.com ( Memento of the original from April 19, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed April 18, 2014.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Hincapié Garcés, George Anthony (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 29, 1973|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Queens , New York City|