The 2012 VeloShine Cycling Team is comprised of some of the fastest and most experienced racers in the southeast. The team boasts several multi-time state and national champions at the elite and masters levels. In 2012, the team will focus on Road Racing and Cyclocross events in the southeast as well as several national NRC events, including the Elite, Masters and U23 National Championships. Rich Hincapie founded the team in 2000 as the Hincapie Sportswear Cycling team. Hincapie Sportswear has been the team’s custom cycling clothing and accessories supplier since 2002.
In 2006, a Women’s Elite Team was added, and over the past decade the team has evolved into one of the strongest, most respected programs in the Southeast. Since its establishment, the team has won 13 National Championships, 1 Masters World Championship and over 140 State Championships along with countless other regional victories, NRC results and international wins.
Although competition is at the core of the team’s activity, we believe that we have a greater role to play in the development of cycling. Over the years we have focused on developing promising Junior and Under 23 riders. Chris Monteleone began as a junior on the team at age 15 and now rides for Smart Stop Pro Cycling Team, while Craig Lewis started on the team in 2001 and now rides on the Pro Tour. Most recently Andrew Meyer was called up to race professionally on the BMC - Hincapie Sportswear Pro Cycling Team.
We believe increasing the visibility of cycling in the community and growing the sport is as important as grooming the next generation of cyclists. To these ends, we organize, support, and participate in a large number of group rides and charity rides for riders of all levels.
Visit the VeloShine Cycling Team web site.