Given the coverage in the US, I don't think everyone is watching every move Contador makes nor do actions on the field override blind hate.Runitout said:Contador is anything but boring on the bike. I'm not a fan of his, but when he's in form and attacking it is a sight to behold. I was cheering for Evans in the 2007 Tour, but had to admit that the better man won.
I'd much rather an attacking rider like Contador wins over a defensive rider like Leipheimer. After what was a very defensive Giro win, Contador came good again for the subsequent 2008 races, and he's been an attacking rider ever since. It's great sport.
Races like E3 this year are what make us cycling fans. Hard men turning themselves inside out to win. Pozzatto showed he can be more than a mouthy wheelsucker on that ride; Boonen killed himself to keep the gap, and Cancellara dropped his companions with a deft move at the death.
I couldn't give a rat's ar$e how boring they are to interview, if they give us entertainment like that on the road.
The question is why is Contador not liked in the US, not speaking English is a major reason.hfer07 said:but does AC has to "please" the English-Speakers at all? since when it became a requirement? as someone mentioned- he's been misquoted many times by American media, & now they have the nerve to ask him to speak the language? yes- English reaches wider audience around the world, but I think AC isn't quite interested in "calling the world's attention" or become a "media wh0re" like certain Texan.
Talent & skills are "universal values" regardless any language barrier-even more when the person is "humble" and at least is trying work on it.....