George Hincapie

George Hincapie (BMC Racing) started the Tour de France for the 17th time today in Liège, Belgium, a record in the race's history. The American first started the race in 1996 and at 39 years old, marked his last participation, as he's set to retire this year.

"It's been a tough decision and a lot of people were shocked, but at the same time it's been 19 years. There's probably a handful of guys who've done 19 years in any sport, that's a long time to do anything," Hincapie explained.

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