Ride with George Hincapie • Greenville, SC • October 24, 2015


With the Gran Fondo now behind us, I am still amazed at the great turnout we had this year—nearly a 30% increase from last year. To echo George’s sentiments, I am truly grateful for the friends, both old and new, who have supported us over the years and it was deeply gratifying to be able to celebrate with everyone up here at Hotel Domestique on such a beautiful fall day. With a full year now under our belt since we opened the hotel and Restaurant 17, it gives us all—the entire Hincapie team—a feeling of thanksgiving as we head into the holiday season. I have included some numbers and stats from the Fondo that I thought you might find interesting. Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Grand Fondo—that includes all the dedicated volunteers who made this day possible. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon.

- Rich Hincapie


Grand Fondo 2014: Quick Facts

2013 Registered Riders: 1,091
2014 Registered Riders: 1,300

Countries represented:
Australia, Bermuda, Canada, England, France, Italy, US

States represented:
39/51 (including DC)
50% from outside SC/NC/GA

150 total dedicated individuals (a big thanks to all!)

84% Men / 16% Women
70% registered for the Gran 80 Mile ride

Fastest Skyuka times:
Pro: Tom Danielson @ 22:54.1
Amateur: Reid Richesin @ 22:54.2 (only 15 years old!)

Fastest Green River Cove times:
Pro: Tejay van Garderen @ 11:19.7
Amateur: Winston David @ 11:29.2

2014 results posted here:

Register for 2015!

Join George Hincapie and cycling stars of the past, present and future on a challenging ride through upstate South Carolina. View the leaves changing from one season to the next as George leads cyclists along the same roads he has ridden on training for races like the Tour de France and the Paris-Roubaix. After completing the ride, join family and friends for a fun festival at the picturesque Hotel Domestique. Complete with live music, cold beer, and rides for the kids, this festival is a great way to cap off the day.

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