I thought that was an interesting article as well, though a little hard to follow in spots. Since I ride some of the same routes north of Greenville, I know that George has no shortage of opportunities to work on his climbing skills during the off season. Along with the rest of his adopted hometown, I will be cheering him on next season no matter what role he plays on the team.
Interesting topic. I guess we will have to wait and see, huh? I think maybe the question also comes down to percentages and being realistic. Hincapie has a chance of winning every one-day classic he enters. Does he want to jepoardize the potential success as a one-day rider, to prepare for the Tour? Is he willing to risk it or will he play it "safe" and bet on the classics? With the current development of pro racing - he cannot be successful in both...Mags
Hm. Perhaps I will eat my words in about six months, but right now I say I'll believe it when I see it. Sure, he won that stage on the Pla d'Adet, but refresh my memory here, how many pulls did Georgie take en route to the summit? Oh, that's right, NONE. So it was cool to see, but I'm not sure I'd be trotting that out as proof that he has the ability to win the Tour. Tim, I think you just like him cuz he's big.
One of the free Greenville weekly newspapers had an article about Hincapie's chances of winning the tour. Here's the link if you are interested:http://www.upstatelink.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060103/LINK/601030323
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