Surely the bodyguard was there to manage the media scrum rather than to protect against any threatfmk_RoI said:Exactly how much use is a bodyguard going to be in such a scenario? Is he travelling in front of the race or behind? Just how long do you think it would take him to get from whichever end of the race he's at to the scene of an attack on a rider?macbindle said:Ok maybe not lynch them but the mob were beating up Garin and another rider...not just delaying them
The point stands. There is a long history of aggression towards riders from fans.
He's there, as he was there when LA used one, as he was there when Cuddles used one, for the stuff at either end of the stage. Cause it looks good. And helps the rider feel good.