We're only human: Hincapie explains Stage 8 Discovery Channel "bad day"

By Tim Maloney and Hedwig Kröner in Mulhouse

Cyclingnews caught up with George Hincapie before the start of Stage 9 in Gérardmer, and we asked Big George about the surprising team performance on the final climb of Stage 8 yesterday. Hincapie told Cyclingnews, "I was supposed to be with Lance on that last climb yesterday; it was a bad day for me and for the other guys on the team. We didn't expect it. Possibly I spent too much energy in the beginning, because I was in the break and we were going really hard the first sixty kilometres. But at the same time, I should have been there and you know, it was a bad day for us. I know we are going to get criticised a lot; we're only human and it's not the end of the world if we have a bad day."

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