Posted June 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Associated Press has learned that five-time Olympian and Tour de France veteran George Hincapie plans to retire from competitive cycling after the 2012 racing season. Hincapie, who turns 39 on June 29, was expected to announce his decision Monday. The American rider was a longtime aide for Lance Armstrong, helping him to win each of his seven Tour de France titles. Hincapie now rides for BMC Racing Team, and helped Cadel Evans win his first Tour de France last summer. Hincapie is expected to start his 17th Tour next month, breaking the record he's shared with Dutch rider Joop Zoetemelk for the most starts in cycling's iconic stage race. Hincapie will also learn next week whether he will be chosen for his sixth Olympic team.

Hincapie to retire after 2012

Five-time Olympian and Tour de France veteran George Hincapie will retire from cycling after the 2012 season, bringing to a close one of the most successful careers by an American rider. Hincapie, who turns 39 on June 29, announced his decision in a statement Monday. The affable, understated Hincapie was a longtime aide for Lance Armstrong during the mountain stages of the Tour...
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