I never heard the reasoning why ?
Hmmmm - wonder if this effected his ability to shift gears smoothly? :idea:Ventruck said:http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/4...-Cavendish-takes-number-four-in-Bordeaux.aspx
Left hand was bothering him.
OR...something else down below
(love the first picture+caption on that page btw)
Either way, it was apparent he was able to catch up to the peloton, and then do this time trial better than most (just not better than the main people/guy he needed to best).