Getting into the head of George Hincapie

The documentary that many of us have been waiting for is now available.  The new Web site for the DVD “A Ride With George” is now live.  You can see a trailer for the movie and order your own copy right on the site.  See it at aridewithgeorge.com. You can read my review here.

I have not seen it yet, but some people who have – and who know George – say it is spot on.  It is going to be interesting to see how the filmmakers get the professional rider to talk!  This is the result.

Here is the official release sent out by Hincapie Sportswear last evening.

Greenville, SC —Hincapie™ Sportswear, Inc. (Hincapie), manufacturer and marketer of distinctive clothing for the performance cyclist, will release “35 Years, 677,000 Kilometers, 81 Minutes: A Ride with George Hincapie,” a documentary film on the life of one of America’s greatest cyclists.  The official movie trailer for this feature-length documentary can be viewed at www.aridewithgeorge.com.

“We are super excited about this new film,” said George Hincapie, Tour de France Stage Winner and co-owner of Hincapie Sportswear.  “I think it will give people a really unique look at what my life is like racing and training all over the world.  Chusy’s really talented and this is not like any documentary you’ve seen before.”

Directed by Anthony “Chusy” Haney-Jardine, whose last film “Anywhere, USA” won a Special Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, “35 Years, 677,000 Kilometers, 81 Minutes: A Ride With George Hincapie” features a unique look into the private life of professional cyclist George Hincapie.  The film captures the emotion behind the athlete and explores what motivates one of the world’s greatest cyclists.  Lance Armstrong, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie, Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwin and many other top level professionals and cycling personalities share candid stories and insights about Hincapie and his incredible journey to the highest level of the sport.

“In this era of me-me-me, George’s message of teamwork and selflessness is truly inspirational,” says Chusy. “I hope other people will find inspiration from his example.”

“35 Years, 677,000 Kilometers, 81 Minutes: A Ride with George Hincapie” is available now on DVD.  Hincapie will distribute the DVD through Hincapie Bicycle Dealers and sell it directly on the website, www.Hincapie.com.  Additional public screenings of the movie may be scheduled in major cities across the country this summer.

For more than 50 years, the Hincapies have dedicated themselves to excellence in the sport of cycling.  Through Hincapie Sportswear, they are combining the lessons they have learned on the road with excellence in customer service, quality craftsmanship and stylish designs, to create the most comfortable, functional and stylish cycling apparel in the world.

I’ll let you know what I think when I see it.  Update: See my review of the movie here.