Hincapie, 38, is currently tied at 17 with Belgian rider Briek Schotte, who rode in the 1940s and 1950s. Coincidentally, Schotte died on the day the Tour of Flanders was run in 2004, at the age of 84.
The American has finished in the top ten in Flanders numerous time. His top finish was third in 2006.
The next closest active rider is Frederic Guesdon, 40, of FdJ. He is not scheduled to start the race this year.