Enzo Hincapie, the 14 year-old son of former professional road cyclist George Hincapie, won two of three events at the USA Cycling Amateur National Championships this week in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He is the 2022 Junior Men’s 13-14 year-old USA Cycling Road and Criterium National Champion.
After finishing a disappointing second place in the time trial by 5.8 seconds to Rowan Child (Velo Childeric) on Wednesday, Enzo (ONTO Racing p/b Hincapie) returned on Thursday determined to win. He marked every move during the short 10.9 kilometer road race and then unleashed a furious sprint from the bunch to win, like his father on stage 15 of the 2005 Tour de France, with a two arms up salute.
On Saturday he left no doubt in everyone’s mind of his abilities and intentions to also win the criterium national championship. He soloed off the front of the pack to win with a commanding 45 second lead over Matthew Crabbe (Mission Source Jr. Development) and Gregory Debenedetti (BYRDS).
Although national championship events for Junior Men 13-14 years-old are relatively short, Enzo has success on longer routes too. In early May he won the 130 kilometer Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga event from a field of over 400 amateur riders, most three or four times older than Enzo.
So far, after just turning 14 years-old Enzo is outperforming his famous father. George did not win his first of many national championships until he was 15 years-old, when he won the USA Junior Men 15-16 Road and Track titles.
Full men’s and women’s USA amateur national championship results HERE.
Photos: USA Cycling