Definitely agree with you about the team thing. Nobody in cycling would be surprised if it turned out that twitter comment had instead been by Patrick Lefevre. When the boss of the team sets the tone it’s not altogether surprising that others follow.Yes, but there have been instances like this in the past as well, and they are not talking to him. As far as these outburst go, he isn't in the best team to calm him down i'm afraid.
In Dutch it's to make an elephant out of a mosquito.
I agree with your post, but somebody really should tone him down, or at least teach him to wait 5 minutes before tweeting in a response to events that stir his emotions.