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Greenville, SC—Sports fans rarely get an opportunity to live in theshadow of one of their favorite professional sports heroes. However, somelucky cycling fan can now make that dream a reality for a $309,000 pricetag. One of America’s most talented professional bicycle racers, GeorgeHincapie, is selling his home atop Paris Mountain in Greenville, SouthCarolina. Hincapie is coming down from the mountain to move closer to friendsand family in Greenville’s thriving and progressive downtown area.
Hincapie’s three bedroom, two and a half bath custom home features phenomenalviews across the Blue Ridge escarpment of the Appalachian Mountains. Thehome’s location has provided George with a training environment ideallysuited toward preparing for the strenuous European racing season. The residencesits about one-quarter-mile from one of the region’s most popular and challenging bicycling routes. The contemporary styled dwelling’s Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room and Master Bedroom all feature dramatic vaulted ceilings.
At the heart of the house is a large stone fireplace whose chimney rises nearlyeighteen feet before meeting the cedar paneled Living room ceiling. Thekitchen features custom stone countertops and stainless appliances throughout.The home is a relaxing escape from the ordinary yet is just minutes fromGreenville’s downtown and is only a short drive from Greenville InternationalAirport.
Hincapie’s presence has been instrumental in Greenville’s rise to prominencein the international cycling community. The world’s best cyclists haveraced and trained in Greenville, including five-time Tour de France ChampionLance Armstrong. Lance raced through Greenville in two Tour DuPont Stageson his way to victory. Hincapie, a teammate of Armstrong on the U.S. PostalPro Cycling Team is America’s most accomplished European Classics racerand has made the upstate city his permanent domestic home base. Georgehas raced in Greenville on numerous occasions and can often be spottedtraining in the foothills and mountains just north of the city. Other worldclass cyclists like Tour veterans Bobby Julich, Frankie Andreau, KevinLivingston and Olympic champion Marty Nothstein have also competed or trainedin Greenville.
For more than 16 years, Greenville has been a fixture on the both theprofessional and recreational cycling map in part because of the sterlingreputation and warm hospitality of the local cycling community. Greenvilleroutinely draws quality riders from 30 states and over 14 countries toits top cycling events. The Assault on Mt. Mitchell and the Michelin CyclingClassic have respectively become staples on the national recreational andracing calendars. In June 2003 Greenville, South Carolina was recognizedby Bike Magazine as one of the top five cities for bicycling in the UnitedStates.For more information, please visit www.HomesByJohnEdwards.com
Prudential C. Dan Joyner Company
22 Garlington Road
Greenville, SC 29615