Sunday, July 17, 2005


courtesy Jonathan Devitch

George Hincapie won his first ever Tour de France stage today, to top an already superb season of racing for the coolest American cyclist nobody's ever heard of. He won an early semi-classic in Belgium, finished second in Paris-Rubaix, and won two stages of the Dauphine. And now a stage of the Tour in mighty fashion!

I've always been a big fan of Hincapie, and usually have to defend him when various buddies of mine criticize him for being a "Classics specialist" who's only won one Classic---Gent-Wevelgem a few years ago. Well guys, kiss Hincapie's rear wheel, because he's not hearing a word of it.