grievances? what grievances, there are no legit grievances. This is just an ego play. How is it really a "team" when you turn over the squad every three years, and just buy the 5 best espoirs in the u23, then allow riders like Boasson and Lovqvist to leave.
Would it not be a better model for cycling, to have a genuine team, that is together for 5 years or so, and not hording all the young talent in one team. Why not have a strong list of 25, well balanced so you do not have a 25 man A team, when there are only 9 spots for the Tour A team. So there are 16 riders who miss out.
Less of a team, and more a bunch of individuals, freelancers, and sole contractors, and trying to control ambitions and stem egos must be the real skill on Columbia.
You hear about George at USPS thought he deserved 100% team leadership in Roubaix, even if he never could put himself absolutely above the others on his squad, Hoste, Devolder, Hammond. Then the year his stearer broke, he said one of the most ridiculous things I have hear, where he said he had seen himself in his mind, winning Roubaix that day and holding the cobble above his head.
You are not just given wins, or deserve them, or having put in, so you have earnt them over time, just because of your nationality, and you come backed with the economic heft of the american economy. Just BS. risible, choke on my soup...