I don't understand how someone who's willing (and has the time) to watch 21 GT stages in full can reasonably expect to have action during the whole time.I think a new cycling broadcast format is needed. Probably won't happen, though. Show the start, then show something else, then show the finish. The eagerness to show every stage of a GT in full just doesn't make any sense. Of course it makes the viewers want action during that time.
When I'm at home, either working or on my days off, I'm very happy to have a GT stage in the background even if nothing's happening. Because IF something happens I know I won't miss it.