Historic Overview George Hincapie

Rider

Overall Rank109
NameGeorge HINCAPIE
Country
  United States
Date of birth29-Jun-1973 - Farmingdale (New York)
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Biography

George Hincapie (born June 29, 1973) is an American retired road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 1994 and 2012. Hincapie was a key domestique of Lance Armstrong, and was the only rider to assist Armstrong in all seven of his Tour de France victories. 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 was one of only two riders in Tour de France history to have raced on nine teams that won the Tour on the course. However with the subsequent disqualification of Armstrong, only the 2007 and 2011 Tour victories still stand.

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 with regard to 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. He completed his 17th and final Tour in 2012, which tied Joop Zoetemelk's record. He also rode at five consecutive Olympic Games between 1992 and 2008.

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