What's that supposed to mean? Because they didn't want to risk getting hit by cars?
he seems to be of the view there are only two ways to run a bike race on roads, like the TdF where you lockdown the route completely, or the way they were doing it.
so I dont know if he is sleighting the woman by saying well theyre not Tour de France riders, or just saying well this isnt the Tour de France so we cant do it the Tour de France way, but the outcome in his mind seems to be as they cant lockdown the roads, the only way to do it is how they were doing it so the riders should have just put up and got on with it.
which is obviously not really the case as plenty of road races that arent the Tour de France manage to create the safe temporary bubble for the riders to race in, free of moving cars.