Thoughtforfood said:Do you actually know anything about how a TT is ridden? Um, they have been doing this for years and do so very precisely. TT's aren't some downtown crit. Lance rode with very stringent physiological parameters just as did all of the real contenders. The only thing that would have altered it is if there had been major wind differences. There weren't.
I understand how very scientific the training and execution is, but does that mean there is absolutely no room for any sort of psychological factor? Is it not at all possible that Lance or Levi for that matter find a little bit extra knowing that they are behind Contador at the time check? They do always say that the yellow jersey gives a rider wings!!