The Discovery Channel Team rider was in a twelve man break that entered the two, two-mile circuits through the streets of Springfield about 12-14 minutes ahead of the Peloton. Saunier Duval’s David Canada was the other major player in the break.
The last four miles were very exciting to watch, as Hincapie covered every attack that was made. Even Canada made a nice attack that looked like it might succede because George was back at about fourth place in the pack.
The final results have not been posted, but George also too the maximum points at the first intermediate sprint so he almost certainly will wear the leader’s jersey tomorrow. Hincapie’s teammate Levi Leipheimer had an easy ride today so he might win tomorrow’s time trial, but there is no way he can make up the huge gap he lost today.
It will be exciting to see whether any of the other rider’s in today’s break will be able to take the jersey from George tomorrow. As a fan of both George and of Team Disco, I would love to see him wearing yellow on the final podium of this great American team.