George Hincapie is snakebitten. A year ago, his handlebars broke during Paris-Roubaix, causing him to crash. A couple of years earlier, he slid into a ditch while being paced by Tom Boonen. This year, during the penultimate stage of the Tour of California, he broke his wrist in a crash. Here is the latest (from Cyclingnews):

After crashing at the Tour of California and breaking his left wrist, George Hincapie has undergone successful surgery. Surgeons inserted a plate into his wrist. “The surgery went well, straightforward and no complications,” Discovery Channel Team Manager Johan Bruyneel told AFP. “Now we just have to wait and see how he recovers.”

Still, Hincapie will probably miss out on his all-time target, Paris-Roubaix, as it is not clear when he would be back to racing. “We’ll wait one week and see how it goes. He will be able to ride his bike pretty soon, but it’s not very realistic to think about Paris-Roubaix,” Bruyneel added. “It’s not just a Classic. It’s the cobblestones. That’s the issue.”

Poor Georgie. He lives for Paris-Roubaix. Knowing him, he will do whatever it takes to participate in this year’s event.