My wife and I have been watching the Giro and the Tour of California this week. She asked me why there aren't more African-Americans, Asians, etc. in the sport -- in other words, why it is so eurocentric.
I really didn't have a good answer. I know that the sport started in Europe, but it seems like now it would have much more representation from other parts of the world besides the US, Canada, Australia, NZ, and a few countries in Latin America. I can see that economics must be a part of it, just like golf. After all, basketball, football, baseball, and track just require a couple of hundred dollars at most to get started, while bicycling and golf would probably set you back a couple of thousand dollars. But there's got to be more to it than that.
I see some minorities in the club where I ride, but hardly representative of the city as a whole.
Curious about what other people think.