The main problem with the cycling press is they can't bite the hand that feeds them. Too many nasty stories about the UCI or top riders then they stop getting access to races and interviews.this_is_edie said:It is the only media that can afford to write these stories. First off, most cycling media do not have investigative journalist in their midst, they have ex-cyclists that write. Second, they depend on access to cycling figures and do not want to jeopardize that. And of course third is the almighty dollar, and the ad revenues from sponsors that back the same cyclists under investigation.
While UCI is a major problem, I also take offense as some of the cycling media, that often all report from one press release or one AP article, re-interpreted and translated all over the world.
Mainstream press by weight of corporate size and diversity can take these risks.