Last Lap of France – Stage 6

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2012
Relaxing before a big day of battle on the streets of France.

Last Lap of France – Stage 5

Posted Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The night before Stage 5, George takes a few minutes to sign some cycling memorabilia for some fans.

Last Lap of France – Stage 4

Posted Tuesday, July 3, 2012
George gives a big smile as he heads off to work. No BBQ or fireworks for him on this July 4th.

Last Lap of France – Stage 2

Posted Sunday, July 1, 2012
George rode Stage 2 wearing a prototype aero jersey made by his cycling apparel company Hincapie Sportswear. This jersey features the lightweight, ribbed fabric used in the team’s time trial speed suit.

Last Lap of France – The Prologue

Posted Friday, June 29, 2012
Today’s Prologue is official first day of George’s 17th Tour de France. The team showed their support by presenting him with a custom painted BMC SLR01.

Last Lap of France – The Press Conference

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2012
Here’s a shot from inside the pre-race press conference. This year it seems a little busier than last.
Tour de France Press Conference

The Last Lap of France

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012

On Saturday George begins his final Tour, or as he quipped before leaving the Hincapie Sportswear office this past Monday: “My Last Lap Around France.”

As the road captain for the BMC Racing Team George’s knowledge and experience will once again be an invaluable asset as the team attempts to ride into Paris and claim a second consecutive yellow jersey. Yet, while always the consummate teammate and never one for personal records, this will be his 17th Tour – an accomplishment for which he’ll stand alone.

We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to honor George’s career and farewell to racing in France than chronicling his July journey. As much as time allows, he’ll be sending us photos that we’ll post here, so that everyone can follow along the way.

Here’s George’s first entry as the team heads to the official Tour presentation in Liège, Belgium. With George is Stephen Cummings from Clatterbridge, Great Britain.

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