So, it seems like bike racing is hitting an all time low on TV, no doubt, because it's often as boring as paint drying unless you are a hardcore enthusiast.
Considering the UCI weight limit, and how easy it is to beat it, maybe UCI should learn something from F1 and put cameras on all the riders. RAI did this with the Giro in 2003 -they put a bike camera and the sprint was amazing -I'd like to see the view on climbs when the crowds open up. These cameras are smaller and lighter every month. If all have to wear them, no disadvantage.
Second idea, open up the radio traffic, with a 5-10 minute delay, hear what's going on.
Cycling needs to get more interactive to attract viewers.