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the Kuss fiasco is a perfect storm of a very nationalistic American/anglophone fan base coinciding with everyones brains being warped by watching superhero movies for 15 years that have nice heartfelt endings and nothing but clear heroes and villians. everyone wants the Good Guy to win even if it's in direct conflict with the point of having a competition in the first place.
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Why so? I have a chaque that the interview given in the heat of the moment is more likely to have a grain of truth than the one prepared after discussion with the PR team, personally.

Spoiler: you're no more neutral than I.
First off I could care less if Kuss wins. I'm just sick of the narrative driven by people that want it to be what they imagine it must be out of bias. Adios
 
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First off I could care less if Kuss wins. I'm just sick of the narrative driven by people that want it to be what they imagine it must be out of bias. Adios
You mean like the hundreds of people bombarding social media with comments about how evil Rogla and Vingegaard are and how Jumbo are hanging the good ol' Amerkan Boy out to dry? Are you devoting similar efforts to pointing out those peoples' biases?
 
You mean like the hundreds of people bombarding social media with comments about how evil Rogla and Vingegaard are and how Jumbo are hanging the good ol' Amerkan Boy out to dry? Are you devoting similar efforts to pointing out those peoples' biases?
If anyone ever needed a timeout from the mods it's you. Selfishly fouling every thread with your anti-Kuss hysteria....
 
I know that history remembers individual winners, but in a technical sense, road cycling is a team sport. The teams are obligated to compete against other teams. The riders within a team are under no individual obligation to compete against each other.

the Kuss fiasco is a perfect storm of a very nationalistic American/anglophone fan base coinciding with everyones brains being warped by watching superhero movies for 15 years that have nice heartfelt endings and nothing but clear heroes and villians. everyone wants the Good Guy to win even if it's in direct conflict with the point of having a competition in the first place.
 
I know that history remembers individual winners, but in a technical sense, road cycling is a team sport. The teams are obligated to compete against other teams. The riders within a team are under no individual obligation to compete against each other.

you're right, they are under no obligation to race against each other, but they clearly were until it became unpopular with the media and fans and that's a joke. we were getting a spectacle and were robbed of it continuing today because everyone needed their happy ending for the good guy.
 
It is worth also noting... these were previous pros, almost all of whom being American or working for American or American-owned media companies.
Some Irish, English were also saying the same thing.. Sean Kelly kept saying how Roglic was contradicting himself in the post race interview.. Was he winning? Or waiting? Was it Sepp's turn or was it.. an involuntary.. I always win reaction from Roglic.?