San Francisco Grand Prix

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San Francisco Grand Prix
George Hincapie - 2004 San Francisco Grand Prix.jpg
George Hincapie during 2004 San Francisco Grand Prix
Race details
Date Early-September
Region California, United States
English name San Francisco Grand Prix
Local name(s) San Francisco Grand Prix (English)
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI America Tour
Type Single-day
History
First edition 2001 (2001)
Editions 5
Final edition 2005
First winner  George Hincapie (USA)
Most wins  Charles Dionne (cyclist) (CAN) (2 times)
Final winner  Fabian Wegmann (GER)

The San Francisco Grand Prix was a road cycling race held in San Francisco, United States in early September. It was as a 1.HC event and in 2005 part of the UCI America Tour. It lasted five years.

The difficulties were the Fillmore and Taylor street climbs, short but steep, both an average 18% forcing riders to weave to get to the top. A month after the 2005 race plans for 2006 were abandoned because of economic and political problems.[1]

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
2001 United States Hincapie, GeorgeGeorge Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service
2002 Canada Dionne, CharlesCharles Dionne (CAN) 7Up – Nutra Fig
2003 United States Horner, ChrisChris Horner (USA) Saturn
2004 Canada Dionne, CharlesCharles Dionne (CAN) Webcor
2005 Germany Wegmann, FabianFabian Wegmann (GER) Gerolsteiner

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