karmcity asked: Does Hincapie seem solemn this year? I can't tell if it's from the USADA stuff, because if it's his last Tour, or something else. Usually he cracks the occasional smile...
I can’t say that I’ve noticed particularly. It’s a nervous first week and there are a lot of serious faces on display!
Big George certainly looked cheery enough at the team presentation so hopefully he’s just focussed on the business of protecting Cadel, avoiding all the crashes and netting another Tour win for the team. Obviously it’s open to speculation about USADA and/or how his retirement year is affecting him but who can say.
Sarah and I shall be vigilant for happy George moments and try to post one or two.