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Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team announces 2014 squad

Cycling News
December 18, 2013, 05:22,
December 18, 2013, 06:19
First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 2014 Jersey

The Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 2014 Jersey

  • The Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 2014 Jersey
  • The young Hincapie Development squad rides through the scenic Devil's Den State Park following stage one.
  • Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team) celebrating victory at the Puivelde Kermis
  • The team training with Ty Magner and Robin Carpenter at the front.

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US Continental Team to ride Felt bikes next season

The Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team has announced its 2014 roster with the return of two-time U23 American National Criterium Champion Ty Magner and Joey Rosskopf, who finished second in 2013 NRC standings. The squad announcement comes after confirmation of the team being listed as a UCI team by USA Cycling for 2014 and retains the support by Rich and George Hincapie and Mark Holowesko to support cycling's next generation.

Under the guidance of Chief Sports Director Thomas Craven, in 2013 the team stepped up its race program remaining competitive on both a domestic and international level. The team had several notable results including Magner's criterium championship, victory by Robin Carpenter at Puivelde Kermis and the general and team classification overall at Paris Arras.

Consistency from the start of the season ensured a better year than ever before results wise by the American team. However the team is only looking to improve upon the 2013 season.

"It's hard to pick one or two highlights from 2013 because we achieved significant results through the entire season, and at both national and international levels," said Thomas Craven.

"Winning another national championship and finishing second in the NRC standings sets the bar high for 2014 and gives our riders the confidence to know they can compete at the top levels of the sport."

The team is holding a training camp in Greenville in February as it prepares for first major objective of the season, the Redlands Cycling Classic. Fleetwood RV and Freightliner have joined the team as official vehicle partners which will be unveiled at the camp

For 2014 the team will ride Felt bicycles, with the manufacturer to provide FC framesets for road races and criteriums and the DA1 for time trials. Hincapie Sportswear will once again provide clothing to the team.

"We are thrilled to be working with the Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team and look forward to an exciting North American racing presence with them," says Doug Martin, Felt's Sports Marketing Director.

"Working with and developing emerging talent is something Felt has always thrived on, and with the Hincapie development program we have an opportunity to get behind something very special. This team fits right into what Felt has always stood for and we are really looking forward to 2014 together."

The Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 2014 roster: Alder Martz, Ty Magner, Joey Rosskopf, Joe Lewis, Oscar Clark, Robin Carpenter and Thomas Wrona. New to the team are Charlie Hough, Jake King, Toms Skujins, Alexander Ray, Dionne Smith, Miguel Bryon and Joe Schmalz.

scolavito 10 months ago
@ Matt & Rick - I have known the Hincapie family for a long time. I don't think George is proud of his past but at the same time lets not be naive to think that most (if not all) of cycling at that time was taking something. George is one of the few riders to always sign autographs, take pictures and be there when people wanted him. He is a true professional and instead of going to the press and trying to save face, he took the punishment like a man. Rich has build Hincapie Clothing from inside a one room office to what it is today. He is always innovating with cyclist in mind and his clothing is top notch. This Pro Development Team has been a dream of both George and Rich to help develop young talent. The intent is to give back which is what the Hincapie Family is about. There is no profiteering with the team (in fact they lose money). You are entitled to your opinion and only reading what is in the press I understand why you would feel that way. I know this family and they are salt of the earth people and really try and do the right thing and I thought you should know. Have a very safe New Year!
KatoMiler 10 months ago
Took the punishment like a man??? 6 months and walk away with millions? Are you kidding me??? He and the rest weaseled out of their abuses of the system. As far as I'm concerned, George, Levi, DZ, VDV and others are as bad, if not worse than Lance. What George said and did to others who told the truth is as bad as anything Lance ever did. George is a good guy because he signed autographs while he was cheating? Are you kidding me??? I too cannot believe any company would want to carry the Hincapie name. And I find it incredibly hard to believe George's family (especially Rich) was not aware of George's doping practices while they were going on. Your comments are laughable, in a most tragic way.
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HeadPack 10 months ago
A tainted name on those jerseys. Let's hope these young riders compete clean.
scolavito 10 months ago
@KatoMiler - I appreciate your response. My comment to you is the same as to the other responders. You don't know the whole story and you don't know this family. If I were in your shoes I may think the same but remember there are always three sides to every story. My comments are far from laughable when I have know all of these folks for 20 years.
KatoMiler 10 months ago
Yes, at least three sides. There's the Andrieu's, side, the O'Reilly's side, and lots of others. I'd love to hear Rich H''s side… to really come clean and expose what he knew. To me, it sounds like your 20 years knowing the family has brought with it an extremely well developed bias, one at the very least as strong as ay responder on CN. Your comments, in deed, are laughably tragic. What George has done to taint the family name is… well, that's between him and his family.
scolavito 10 months ago
KatoMiller - 1) Andrieu, O'Reilly and others are all on the same side as George (or did you forget about that). 2) Yes I am bias because I have seen all of the good that the family has done. 3) Even if all of your statements are true (and they are not) George has apologized. So I find your lack of grace somewhat hypocritical because I would bet that you have made mistakes in your life as well. Lastly) This is about the Development team and what George and Rich are doing going forward. They are trying to develop young talent the right way. That should be something you as a cycling fan should support.
KatoMiler 10 months ago
I wonder how much of the money George, Rich and others who were possibly in collusion, has gone to starting and maintaining the Hincapie clothing business, as well as the funding of the development team??? At this point, for me, I fully support the development of new riders. I also am in support of transparency, telling the truth, as well as being open and honest about the injustice and unfairness where it exists within the process.
jabike 10 months ago
You do realize that this article is about a development team that just happens to be sponsored by the Hincapie brand? The article is not about George's punishment or perspective, lackthereof. Instead of being all upset that some guy you may not personally know made choices that many other people in the same industry made and gained financially from it, why don't you celebrate the fact that he is trying to give back to the sport? The same sport he took from. I have yet to see any of the other guys from that generation really try to give back in the same fashion. Is it the absolute best way to give back? Maybe not, but so few others seem to be even trying.
TheFred 10 months ago
He's not giving back; He's promoting his brand. And it's not happenstance. This is yet more of the irony of "good guy" cheater vs "bad guy" cheater. George is a mild mannered guy and hasn't done many of the abrasive things that drew so much ire for his teammate. But when you scrape away the outer surface that obscures your vision, George, -married a French model -lives in a mansion with the lifestyle of the rich and famous -bought a hotel for endless revenue stream -makes money from a clothing line bearing his name and promoted by his namesake team all by doping, cheating, lying, and deceiving his fans for years and years with no punishment. Yeah, he's a cool cat. He's fun to hang out with and ride with, but...
andynoakes 10 months ago
Cheating, lying and doing drugs didn't make me rich! Maybe George's success has a little to do with being an extraordinary athlete and suffering and working harder than most of us imagine possible.
Raoul Duke 10 months ago
While I understand it is difficult for me to criticize the choices many in the peloton made during the years Hincapie rode as only hindsight is 20/20 and I was not there, I did not have to make those decisions, to say he 'took it like a man' is so utterly ridiculous I cannot help but comment. A 6-month suspension for a rider who had retired in return for 'behind closed doors' testimony was no punishment at all. Hincapie didn't face up to anything, just retired with his money and name intact except for those who closely follow the sport. I don't dislike Hincapie, but he definitely got away with it, crime paid. I commend him for putting some of that money to help cycling though, as well as his experience, but I hope it's only the legitimate he is passing on to 'the younger generation'