Did Lance's dehydration really lead to his 90+ second loss to Jan in the first long TT on this year's tour? Perhaps it played a roll. Perhaps the air-conditioned tent that Jan used helped him in terms of keeping fluid inside his body on such a brutally hot day.
However, I will submit that Jan's aerodynamic position on his TT steed had something to do with this dramatic win. Look @ the distance between the top of Jan's wheel and his bars compared to the other contenders, including Lance. Look @ where Jan's hands are compared to others. Jan is just WAY lower in the front which has to lead to more speed given the same power output.
This is why I think that Jan will beat Lance in the final TT - by how much is the real question.
Has anyone else noticed this? Talk to me!!!