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George Hincapie

Full name: George Anthony Hincapie Garcés
Nickname(s): Chicken George, No Chain, Captain Blueheart
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: June 29, 1973 in Queens, New York, United States
Affiliations: Motorola, (USA) / US Postal, (USA) / Team Columbia, San Luis Obispo (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial United States USA 16
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 76
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 8
2004 Summer 31 Athina Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA AC DQ
2008 Summer 35 Beijing Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 39

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Cycling United States Final Standings 76 at 2:53
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Cycling United States Final Standings 8 at 1:26
2004 Summer 31 Athina Cycling United States Final Standings AC DQ [at 0:12]
2008 Summer 35 Beijing Cycling United States Final Standings 39 at 2:36 6-26:25

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Cycling United States USA Final Standings 16 2-13:35
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