Benotti69 said:No, the cycling reporters just repeat whatever teams say unquestioningly.
They have not covered themselves in anything resembling honesty or integrity never mind glory.
If Froome was going to quit the giro there was no need to hang onto a motorbike. There is a broom wagon if he missed the last team car.
Ok I understand your point more.
Whether he did / didn't want to go for the broom wagon who knows (embarrassment? I know people who have done L'Etape and would rather abandon and hide than get the BW but (a) I think you need to exclude this ride from the comparison that was being done earlier (it was reported as injury - I think its fair to go with that) and (b) I personally don't think he was trying to cheat. And even if he was we're using it as a comparison so surely it becomes null and void any way?
We could argue / debate about the press in general until the cows come home but that's not for here.