After reading posts that speak of the obvious lack of racing coverage in the US, I wondered why it is this way. Then it came to me - there is almost NO interest in watching racing, as almost nobody rides in the US. If people rode, there would be interest. If there were interest, there would be coverage.
Consider this - there is more interest on the weekends in watching a taped fishing program, than watching a grand tour stage live. That about sums up the level of interest, and the relative number of cyclists in the US.
It's sad to think that there are so many who will never know the absolute joy of riding. To be honest, I don't think it will ever change in the United States. The cycling culture is past dead, and it's not coming back in my lifetime.
Taped fishing beats out live coverage of the Giro? Ugh.