By now most of you probably know that BMC got selected to race the Tour de France. It’s super exciting for me to be able to see George again in the biggest sporting event in the world! I had actually thought that it was a real possibility that his Tour days were over when he signed with BMC, but this Tour invite shows that the team is a serious player in the professional cycling world. This selection will go a long way for our brand, and it is just another step in the right direction. Thanks for all of your support.
Here is a comment from George, posted on the BMC Racing Team website, on his thoughts regarding the team’s selection.
Hincapie Looks Forward To Tour
George Hincapie said he was “ecstatic” to receive the news. “I’m sure there will be days during the Tour when I’ll be suffering and wondering what the heck I’m doing back again,” he said. “But obviously I still feel good and I want to continue doing the Tour de France as long as my body feels good.” The U.S. national road champion signed on with the BMC Racing Team last fall without any guarantee that the professional continental team would receive an invitation to the Tour. “We have a ton of talent on the team and a lot of experienced riders and I think the ASO believes we can put on a really good show in July,” Hincapie said. Participating in the Tour is also the perfect opportunity to showcase Hincapie Sportswear, the clothing company that sponsors the team that he co-owns with his brother, Rich. “The opportunity to have our clothing be a part of the biggest cycling event – if not the biggest sporting event in the world – on worldwide TV for three weeks is terrific. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”