George Hincapie’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

  • Source of Wealth: Bike Racing, Tour de France
  • Age: 46
  • Birth Place: Queens, New York
  • Height: 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Weight: 79 kg (170 lb)
  • Marital Status: Married to Melanie Simonneau
  • Full Name: George Hincapie
  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: June 29, 1973
  • Ethnicity: Colombian
  • Occupation: Bike RProfessional Road Racing Cyclist
  • Children: Julia Paris and Enzo

George Hincapie is a retired American road bicycle racer. He has an estimated net worth of$40 million that he earned when he competed as a professional between 1994 and 2012.

He is well-known as a key domestique of Lance Armstrong, having been the only rider to assist Armstrong in all seven of his Tour de France victories. He was also a domestique for Alberto Contador in 2007 and for Cadel Evans in 2011. Both men won the Tour de France. He is one of the only two riders in Tour de France history to have raced on nine Tour-winning teams. In 2012, he completed his 16th and final Tour and tied up with Joop Zoetemelk’s record. He has started a record of 17 Tours and has only failed to finish his first one in 1996.

Born on June 29, 1973 in Queens, New York, Hincapie was introduced to cycling by his Colombian father. His first race training was in New York City’s Central Park. He graduated from Farmingdale high school in 1991. In 2004, he and his brother Richard launched their own line of sportswear called Hincapie Sports. He is married to former runway model and Tour de France podium girl Melanie Simonneau and they have two children: Julia Paris and Enzo.

George Hincapie is currently racing for BMC Racing Team. He has won multiple races over the course of his nearly 20-year career. These include Gent-Wevelgem, GP Ouest-France, Three Days of De Panne, Tour of Missouri, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, and he is a three-time National Road Race Champion. However, on October 10, 2012, he released a statement in his website admitting the use of performance-enhancing drugs. He also confirmed that he had been approached by the US Federal Investigators and USADA on the subject of his doping. He then released a statement confirming his acceptance of the six months ban from September 1, 2012 until March 1, 2013. This also included the stripping of all race results between May 31, 2004 and July 31, 2006.