George HincapieUnited States
The name Hincapie has come to define an ambitious image of cycling that extends way beyond his illustrious 19-year racing career. At present, USA-based George Hincapie is perhaps better known for his cycling team, custom and retail cycling apparel company, and
overwhelmingly popular Gran Fondo Hincapie series as opposed to riding on the front of the bunch, but this astute rider capped no fewer than 17 appearances at the Ronde Van Vlaanderen and the Tour de France. It’s fair to say that Hincapie schooled himself to earn the badge of being the ultimate teammate. From more recently at Cape Epic and beyond, Hincapie is still renowned as one of cycling’s biggest rouleurs – but these days, he isn’t just riding to the commands of the team car.