I am just a fan. I'd never race because the downhills scare me too much. I respect the riders' ability to throw themselves down the mountain with complete faith in their machine and their skill.Dr. Maserati said:I said it was obvious that you have had nothing to do with the sport.....
Nice try - I am not venting against that, but your portrayal that 'devoted fans' (you still haven't said who they are) of the sport would follow regardless that it is a cesspool. If you were involved with the sport (at any level) you would know that is untrue.
I'm not going to specifically identify "devoted fans." That's an invitation into the Maserati Vortex that I choose not to accept.
I think you are arguing that pro cycling is not a filthy cesspool. I believe that as much as I believe that Lance Armstrong, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Mercks, Bjarne Riis, and Jan Ullrich rode on bread and water.