The US Professional Team Time Trial National Championships had been high up on our list of goals since it was announced a year ago. The TTT was always one of George’s favorite and best events so the team knew his experience and advice would be instrumental for the road to the podium’s top step. Every detail was carefully looked at from equipment to clothing to rider selection.We chose the team based on how cohesively they could ride as a unit. With a few last minute pieces of advice from George minutes before the start, the team rolled out excited and confident.
Reports from George in the follow car had the boys 5 seconds down on the favored Optum team at the 10-mile turnaround point. The plan was to keep all of the guys together until the final 2 kilometers as the time was taken on the 4th of 6 riders that crossed the line. Our plan worked perfectly sacrificing our 2 riders with the finish line in sight. Although it was a nail-biter until the end, we ended up winning by a slim margin of 7 seconds! We now get to represent Hincapie Racing as current National Champions in the upcoming World Champions in Richmond Virginia.