"Frontpagenews" Demol thinks out loud when he's asked about how America would receive a victory of George Hincapie in the Hell of the North, in an interview with Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. "Then he doesn't have to obtain any big results any more for the rest of his life; nice hey," Demol said.
The most important thing according to Discovery Channel's team director is that Hincapie keeps his head clear on Sunday. "Not like in 2002, when he rode in Boonen's tracks too long without an extra jersey in the cold and bad weather; burned all the coals in the fire and dived into the ditch in the finale. That must have been the only time he met his limits in his favourite race. Not this Sunday, please. Because guaranteed, Boonen will ride just in front of him again. A super-Boonen. And he (George) has to make sure that he stays with him."