Today, the Tour de France routed through the rain over several sections of wet cobbles in the northern tip of France. Chris Froome, the favorite for GC (General classification/yellow jersey) crashed out. I couldn’t help but think of George Hincapie’s strength in adverse conditions and on the cobbles in the spring classics. Had he still been riding le Tour this year, he would have been a force to be reckoned with on this day of racing..
Lars Boom, the Dutchman from team Belkin rode away with the win. Nibali and Fuglsang came in brilliantly. Nibali retains the yellow jersey, well-deserved after a gutsy day of riding. Fabian Cancellara rode in with Green-jersey-wearer Peter Sagan. It was quite the exciting race day.
All this makes me think of George Hincapie all the more. That brings me to the Jackson County Brevet, which I haven’t talked about at length. Here’s the thank you I’m sending to all contributors to our ride raising money for Aplastic Anemia, along with their receipt for tax purposes.