Six Ex-Armstrong Teammates Suspended For Doping

PARIS, Oct 11, 2012 (AFP) - Six former teammates of Lance Armstrong have been suspended for six months by the US Anti-doping Agency (USADA) after they all admitted doping. Five Americans - Levi Leipheimer, 38 (of the Omega Pharma-Quickstep team), Christian Vande Velde, 36, David Zabriskie, 33, and Tom Danielson, 34, (all of Garmin-Sharp), George Hincapie, 39, (BMC) - and one Canadian, … [Read more...]

George Hincapie Admits Doping And Apologizes

WASHINGTON, Oct 10, 2012 (AFP) - American cyclist George Hincapie admitted to taking banned performance enhancing substances on Wednesday and apologized to teammates and fans while claiming he has riden clean since 2006. Hincapie's confession came as the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) revealed all of its evidence in the investigation of Lance Armstrong, including testimony from … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Ready For Assault On Rockies

The BMC Racing Team roster for the USA Pro Challenge in the Colorado Rockies includes 2011 top 10 finishers Tejay van Garderen (third), George Hincapie (fifth) and Cadel Evans (seventh), as well as Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah winner Johann Tschopp. Solid Week Of Training Assistant Director Michael Sayers said the BMC Racing Team is riding a wave of momentum from Tschopp's victory last Sunday. … [Read more...]

US Cyclists On Tour Caught Up In Armstrong Doping Case

by Justin Davis ROUEN, France, July 5, 2012 (AFP) - Former teammates of Lance Armstrong, who has been charged with doping offenses, have played down a report claiming they testified against the seven-times Tour de France champion and would receive six-month bans after admitting doping. According to a report in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Americans George Hincapie (BMC), Levi … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s George Hincapie Announces Retirement

George Hincapie announced Monday that this will be his final season of professional cycling. The three-time U.S. national road champion said the Tour de France and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in August will be the last two races of his 19-year career. Hopes To Stay Involved In Cycling Hincapie said his decision came after much thought and discussion with people closest to him ? particularly … [Read more...]

Three From BMC Racing Team To U.S. Nationals

BMC Racing Team's Brent Bookwalter and Tejay van Garderen will compete in Saturday's time trial before joining George Hincapie for the road race Monday in Greenville, S.C. at the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling pro championships. Quality Line-Up Winner of the stars-and-stripes jersey in 1998, 2006 and 2009, Hincapie will enjoy a "hometown advantage" one more time before the 185 … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Ready For Hometown Start

Important Race Americans Brent Bookwalter, George Hincapie and Tejay van Garderen headline a roster that also includes Steve Morabito, who was ninth overall last year, and Paris-Tours winner Greg Van Avermaet. Steve Cummings makes his return after breaking his left wrist in a crash April 6 at Vuelta al Pais Vasco. BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Michael Sayers said the race is an important one … [Read more...]

Hincapie Wins Stage 2, Van Garderen Takes Lead At USA Pro Cycling Challenge

American George Hincapie of BMC Racing Team Rises to the Top to Win Stage 2 of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Tejay Van Garderen Takes the Overall Lead As Queen Stage Challenges Riders with Never-Before-Seen Heights ASPEN (August 24, 2011) – At more than 130 miles, Stage 2, the epic Queen Stage of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, tested the riders strength and endurance as they … [Read more...]

Evans, Hincapie Re-Up With BMC Racing Team

Tour de France champion Cadel Evans and three-time U.S. national road champion George Hincapie will stay on with the BMC Racing Team in 2012, President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz announced Monday. Evans On Board Through 2014 One week after winning his first Tour title, Evans has extended his contract through the 2014 season. Hincapie has extended for the 2012 season, Ochowicz said, after … [Read more...]

Tour de France, Stage 4: Victory For Evans

Cadel Evans of the BMC Racing Team won his second career Tour de France stage Tuesday by narrowly edging three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank Sungard) in a sprint to the top of the the Mûr de Bretagne. Too Close To Call "I don't know if I'm the master of the uphill finish, but today it was a difficult one with the wind and everything," Evans said. "It was very close. … [Read more...]