George Hincapie retires at USA Pro Challenge

August 26, 2012, the seventh and final stage of Colorado's USA Pro Challenge, saw George Hincapie (BMC) finish 23rd in the 15.3km individual time trial and thus bring his 19-year professional cycling career to a conclusion. The 39-year-old had worked selflessly all week in support of BMC's leader Tejay van Garderen, who won the stage to Mt. Crested Butte, wore the leader's jersey and ultimately finished second overall.

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.