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George Hincapie was born on the 29th June 1973, in New York, USA and is a cyclist. Specializing in cobbled classics, he won Gent – Wevelgem in 2001 and was ranked seven times in the top ten in Paris – Roubaix one-day cycling classic. He is also known to have been a loyal crewman and friend of Lance Armstrong and Cadel Evans. At the end of 2012, after confessing to having used doping during his career, he was suspended for six months and afterwards ended the career. He had been cycling professionally from 1996 to 2012.
How much is the net worth of George Hincapie? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $40 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Bike racing is the main source of Hincapie’s fortune.
George Hincapie Net Worth $40 Million
To begin with, Hincapie grew up in Queens, New York, the son of a Colombian immigrant who was a successful cyclist in his home country. Together with his brother Michael, he began cycling and rode his first cycle races in Central Park.
Concerning his career, Hincapie turned professional in 1996 for the US Cycling Team Motorola, and moved to the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team in 1997. Hincapie participated in the Tour de France 17 times and ended the tour 16 times; he was regarded as the noble helper of Lance Armstrong and was the only team colleague who was at the helm of all seven of Armstrong’s ‘victories’. In Armstrong’s last success in 2005, he came 14th and was able to win a heavy Pyrenean stage after being involved in an escape attempt on behalf of the team as a watchdog. After Armstrong’s provisional resignation, Hincapie finished 2nd in the Prologue of the 2006 Tour de France, behind Thor Hushovd.
Even in one day racing Hincapie was successful. He won three times the American road championship, and in 2001 the classic Gent-Wevelgem. However, he could never win his favourite race Paris-Roubaix, his best position in the aforementioned race was 2nd in 2006. In 2006, Hincapie was promisingly in a top group with favourites such as Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara when he broke the fork of his road bike 47 kilometres from of the finish. In 2008, he joined Team High Road, which was renamed Team Columbia in the middle of 2008. The 2010 season, he rode for the BMC Racing Team, in which he finished his career at the end of the 2012 season. In the autumn of 2012, Hincapie admitted to having used doping during his career until 2006. Together with another ten former team mates, Hincapie was charged by US Drug Administration, accepted a reduced suspension for six months and a disqualification in all races between 31st May 2004 and 31st July 2006.
Moreover, aside from racing George Hincapie is the owner of Richard’s 1998 sportswear company Hincapie Sports. The products have been manufactured in Medellin since 2003 by a company of his uncle Jorge. The company is the sponsor of the BMC Hincapie Sportswear Development Team founded in 2012.
Finally, in the personal life of George Hincapie, he is married to Melanie Simonneau, and the family has two children.