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U.S. cyclist to match longevity mark

Updated: July 1, 2011, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

LA-ROCHE-SUR-YON, France -- George Hincapie rode alongside Lance Armstrong on his record run of seven Tour de France victories -- and is about to match a mark of his own at cycling's greatest race.

With the backdrop of a doping investigation in which Hincapie has reportedly implicated both Armstrong and himself, the American is about to equal Dutch rider Joop Zoetemelk's record of starting and finishing 16 Tours.

Hincapie, who turned 38 on Wednesday and now has a tiny hint of gray ...

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