When Sean Kelly had to abandon the 87 Tour due to injury, his team all came back and rode with him, and even some leaders of other teams came back, put their arms over his shoulder, patted him on the back, and gave him encouragement.I'm not talking about "everyone"
I'm talking about top level sport. To me this is a symptom of somebody that lacks the psychology to win this race. It's not like it is the first time we've seen this. He has DNFd more Tours than he has completed. That isnt just so-called 'bad luck'.
Again, I'm struggling to think of actual winners who would accept being hugged like this. Alaphilippe had a crap day too. No hugs, no dramas.
Edit to tag on;
After Kelly had taken his first 2 Paris-Nice wins, people were still asking "but why can't he win a classic?"Races such as Paris-Nice mean nothing?