The record-setting cycling career of George Hincapie will end after the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado this August. The 39-year-old member of the BMC Racing team made the announcement on Monday.
The August retirement will enable him to compete in his 17th Tour de France this year, the most ever by a cyclist.
Over that span at Le Tour, he’s helped teammates win the championship nine times …
Unless you’re out on your bicycle, it should be fairly easy to watch the Paris-Roubaix bike race on Sunday.
NBC Sports Network (the old Vs. channel on cable) is airing The Hell of the North from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday (Eastern time), with a repeat from 7 to 10 p.m. EST.
Cycling.TV will offer a live webstream beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday (Eastern time); the first hour of coverage is free, but then you need a subscription.
It’s the “mother of all mothers,” the “biggest one-day adventure on a bike you can have,” and “260k’s of torture,” according GreenEDGE teammates Matthew White, Stuart O’Grady and Baden Cooke. “It’s like being stuck in a washing machine and someone shaking the shit out of you,” says Matt Wilson. …
US cyclist Chris Horner’s second place finish at the week-long Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday must be difficult to swallow, even after his remarkable comeback from a career-threatening crash at last year’s Tour de France.
The 40-year-old RadioShack cyclist, who lives in Bend, Oregon, lost the overall lead and the championship to Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali in the final 6-mile individual time trial at San Benedetto del Tronto.
Nibali (Liquigas) had battled to within 6 seconds of Horner on Monday. …