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George Hincapie won Stage 2 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge last month. (©Casey B. Gibson, www.cbgphoto.com.)
George Hincapie won Stage 2 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge last month. (©Casey B. Gibson, www.cbgphoto.com.)

Hincapie Ready For Canadian Races

6. September 2011

Quebec City, Canada

Fresh off his stage win at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, George Hincapie leads a motivated BMC Racing Team into a pair of one-day races in Canada.

Two Difficult Races

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec (Friday) and Montreal (Sunday) are races Hincapie said suit his strengths. "I came out of the Utah and Colorado block of races in really good shape," Hincapie said. "Hopefully, I can take advantage of that this weekend. Last year, I was coming off an injury, so I was only 70 percent. But I thought if I was good they would suit my capabilities. I think Montreal is harder. There's more overall climbing. But they're both tough." BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Michael Sayers said Brent Bookwalter and Jeff Louder (both named to the U.S. team for the world road championships) are also on good form. "Those guys are riding well, as is Amaël Moinard," Sayers said. "It's the same approach as last year. We have to try and get someone in the breakaway and at the end we have a few cards to play."

Download the official race card (PDF with roster, bios, statistics, etc.): bit.ly/qKl5pV

BMC Racing Team GP de Quebec/Montreal Roster (Sept. 9, 11):
Alessandro Ballan (ITA), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), George Hincapie (USA), Jeff Louder (USA), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Tim Roe (AUS), Danilo Wyss (SUI).

Sport Director:
Michael Sayers (USA)

Staff:
Mechanics: Ian Bennett (USA), Ian Sherburne (USA), Nick Vandecauter (BEL). Soigneurs: Jeremiah Ranegar (USA), Trudi Rebsamen (USA), Cyndi Willerton (USA).