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To commemorate George Hincapie's record-setting...

George Hincapie gets a special bike for his ‘gentleman’s round’ in the 2012 Tour de France

Big George Hincapie has a special-edition BMC for his 17th round of the Tour de France
2012 Tour de France - George Hincapie's SLR01
To commemorate George Hincapie’s record-setting 17th Tour de France, BMC custom-painted this SL01 with gold highlights, “lucky seventeen” and “gentleman’s round” motifs. Hincapie has a saddle height of 82.5cm, a reach of 62.3cm (tip of saddle to center of bars), uses a 140mm stem and 175mm crankarms. He trains and races with an SRM power meter, and uses a Fizik Aliante saddle. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2012 Tour de France - George Hincapie's SLR01
Seventeen Tours de France for Big George. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2012 Tour de France - George Hincapie's SLR01
2012 Tour de France - George Hincapie's SLR01
Flashy rear end for Hincapie’s Tour machine. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2012 Tour de France - George Hincapie's SLR01
Big George is tall indeed, riding a 60cm BMC Team Machine SLR01. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2012 Tour de France - George Hincapie's SLR01
Hincapie has entered the gentleman’s round. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2012 Tour de France - George Hincapie's SLR01
Big George. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2012 Tour de France - George Hincapie's SLR01
Seventeen times to Paris. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2012 Tour de France - George Hincapie's SLR01
The George Hincapie special edition, custom-painted for his final gentleman’s round before retirement. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2012 Tour de France - George Hincapie's SLR01
Hincapie receives his custom Team Machine SL01 during the team’s press conference on Friday. Photo: Matthew Beaudin | VeloNews.com