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Ride with some fast company

Experience Domestique Camp: August 24-28, 2014

Strap your helmet on for an incredible experience—and an absolutely amazing week. This will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to ride not only with Big George, but a couple of fellow countrymen and cycling champions: Christian Van Velde & Craig Lewis. Not only are these two of the biggest American names in the sport of cycling, they are great individuals and a true inspiration to any cyclist, regardless of age or experience.

Two of cycling’s greats
Christian is a Tour de France veteran and long-time teammate and friend of George Hincapie. In 2012 he won the USA Pro Cycling Championship and is highly regarded among elite cyclist for his work ethic and determination. Craig is a native of South Carolina and was an understudy to George early in his career. During his professional career, that spanned from 2007-2013, Craig raced throughout Europe and the United States, winning numerous criterium and road races, as well as the 2011 Giro de Italia Team Time Trial and a stage of the 2012 Tour de Beauc.

Sign Up Today for the August XD Camp
Spots for this special edition XD camp are limited, and filling up fast. This is a rare opportunity to ride alongside three of cycling’s greats and listen to their stories about the Tour, and get training tips as well.

Don’t let this impressive peloton pass you by. Contact us today to sign up: 864.516.1715

A few thoughts from our 1st XD Camp

One of the goals we have at Hotel Domestique is to give guests an experience that they’ve never had before — something truly unique that goes beyond the typical hospitality and service you can find at most luxury hotels. An example of this is our Experience Domestique (XD) Cycling Camps. We held our very first one last month (late March).

The purpose of these 3-Day Cycling Packages is to give small groups a personal training experience led by me, along with a host of premium hospitality features to round out the camp, including luxury accommodations, morning yoga classes, specially prepared meals, daily massage, and elegant three-course dinners (paired with fine wines) prepared by our own Chef Adam Cooke. I’m happy to say that in spite of the unseasonably cold, rainy weather we had for this particular weekend, the first camp was very special for me and I will take away some great memories.

We had a great group for our inaugural camp, comprised of diverse individuals, at different levels of training, each one with a personal objective. Some of the climbs were quite a challenge — especially in the biting rain — and sometimes the fog made it eerily surreal. But what I will takeaway most is that, through it all, each of the campers showed tremendous willpower and positive energy that the whole group fed off of. Each of these individuals was a true Domestique over the course of these three days, and I hope they gained as much from the experience as I did.

Next XD Climbing Camp is April 20-24
With special guest rider Christian Van Velde

I am very excitied to have my friend and former teammate along for this climb. Christian and I have a lot of great memories together and I’m sure this weekend will be another. Call soon to make a reservation before this Camp fills up. See you on the road…


Christian Vande Velde to attend April Experience Domestique Camp

We are pleased to announce that Christian Vande Velde will be joining George Hincapie as host of the April Experience Domestique cycling camp. Christian is a Tour de France veteran and winner of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. George and Christian are longtime friends and raced together as teammates during the early parts of their careers. Ride alongside Christian and George on April 20th through 24th and listen to their stories of the Grand Tours as they lead you through the climbs of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains.

To reserve your place alongside the pros, call 864-516-1715. Spaces are limited.