LaFlorecita wrote:You are correct. I would not be a fan of Alberto if he'd always been a water carrier. Guess why? Because he caught my eye during tdf 07. But if he'd finish dead last from now on in every race, I'd still support him. Because I support Alberto the cyclist, and Alberto the person, not Alberto the cycling champion.
And what I said about british fans was me trying to explain Hitch's theory to you. And I must say I actually agree. Go to twitter and search for negative comments regarding Alberto. I find that most of these comments come from British people. It says a lot really.
Check british cycling websites. Check british tv during cycling broadcasts. It seems like Phil and Paul brainwashing all over again. A hero and a villain. Alberto is the villain in both cases.
Im glad you agree about being a fan when they do something good, just like if Froome suddenly goes crap I will still follow, but can you blame me for not being a fan when he was a not so good rider, of course they have to do something to make you a fan. I just think that its wrong to label people the same, most on here follow Cycling all the time on twitter its probably just the TDF.