Date: Oct 22, 2022
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Region: North Carolina - Southeast
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Gran Fondo Hincapie – Greenville
George Hincapie is an American former road bicyle racer who competed as a professional between 1994 and 2012. He is best known for completing the Tour de France 16 times, most often in a support role for Lance Armstrong. He continues to be actively involved in professional cycling as owner and general manager of UCI Professional Contintental team Hincapie-Leomo.
Since retiring, Hincapie has parlayed his cycling fame into a multi-faceted business career that in addition to his cycling team includes: Hincapie Sports, a line of high performance cycling-ware; Hotel Domestique (Greenville County, SC) which caters to cyclists; and several Gran Fono events in Chatanooga TN and Fort Worth TX, in addition to his signature event in Greenville.
Gran Fondie Hincapie is an extremely populer and well run event that travels through South Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on routes George Hincapie trained on for the Tour de France. With awe-inspiring views, celebrity cyclists, and careful attention to safety, the original Gran Fondo Hincapie in Greenville, South Carolina, has received stellar reviews and topped numerous charts. The ride base is Hotel Domestique which is 20 miles north of Greenville at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ride
The Gran route is just over 83 miles with 8,000 feet of elevation gain. The Medio route is 49 miles/4,200 feet of elevation gain, and the Piccolo route is 15 miles/1300 feet of elevation gain.