Hincapie, who is competing in his 17th Tour de France, is currently riding in support of Cadel Evans, last year's Tour winner.
Jonathan Vaughters has denied on Twitter that any of his riders – Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie now ride for Garmin – have been given a six month suspension. See also. Hincapie is reported to have declined to comment. Cyclingnews now has a comment by Travis Tygart, head of the USADA, here, while Lance Armstrong's reaction is here. Interesting and thought-provoking article – Lance Armstrong: the end by Edward Pickering in Cycle Sport online here. Interesting to see which parts of the story are being denied and which parts aren't and by whom!
Update@14.45: Mark Cavendish wins the bunch intermediate sprint picking up 11 points after the four breakaways had taken the major spoils. Peter Sagan added another 8 points. Hope we get a sprint at the end without crashes today.