George HINCAPIE

United States of America USA

Road Cycling

  • Games participations
    5
  • First Olympic Games
    Barcelona 1992
  • Year of Birth
    1973
Olympic Results

Biography

George HINCAPIE

Although of Colombian heritage, George Hincapié (usually spelled Hincapie) is an American professional road cyclist who has been known for his work as a domestique for Lance Armstrong's US Postal Service and Discovery teams, and was the only rider alongside Armstrong in all seven of his Tour de France victories. But Hincapie has also won numerous races of his own, based on his strong sprinting ability. He is a three-time US National Champion (1998, 2006, 2009), and won one major classic, the 2001 Gent-Wevelgem. He also has victories in the 2004 Three Days of De Panne and the 2005 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Hincapie has often focused on the Belgian one-day classics, winning at Gent-Wevelgem, with a second place finish at Paris-Roubaix in 2005 and a third at the 2006 Ronde van Vlaanderen. Despite some difficulties in climbing because of his size (191 cm [6-3]), which has hampered him in major tours, one of his greatest victories came in the 2005 Tour de France on the stage 15 climb to Pla d'Adet.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Beijing 2008

#39
Road Race, Individual
Road Race, Individual Cycling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Athens 2004

#AC
Road Race, Individual
Road Race, Individual Cycling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sydney 2000

#8
Road Race, Individual
Road Race, Individual Cycling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Atlanta 1996

#76
Road Race, Individual
Road Race, Individual Cycling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Barcelona 1992

#16
100 kilometer Team Time Trial
100 kilometer Team Time Trial Cycling