Provence, France
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Upon retirement, one place Hincapie wants to revisit (at a more leisurely pace, presumably) is Provence. "I love riding in southern France, especially in Provence," he says of the southern dry-ish French region that borders the Mediterranean and the more glitzy Côte d'Azur. "There all these tiny villages that are just beautiful, with cafes and people walking around. The towns look like they were built straight on the side of a mountain." Beyond just cruising through as he has for 17 different Tour de France races, Hincapie proposes a radical departure from the usual: "It would be nice to actually stop, have a coffee, and hang out – maybe even have a beer!"