On Pardon The Interuption today both of the hosts said "cycling is a fringe sport" and the Landi story just proves why no one is interested in the Tour De France. I couldnt believe they called it a "fringe sport". I have no opinion on Landis and his guilt or innocence but I love cycling and I am worried about how this affects the younger American population and their interest in cycling. Then to top it off you have main stream media saying this is proof that cycling SHOULD be a "fringe sport".
Everyday I turn on the tv and see "main stream" sports stars being arrested for ****, murder, animal cruelty, tax evasion, robbery, gun charges and other crimes and yet the media here praises them.
I have no explination why , I am just dismayed. I really hope to see cycling stay strong in America and I think its important for the sport to get positive coverage for the younger generations. Landis didnt help that cause but the mainstream media sure isnt either.
btw - the tour de france wasnt televised in my area but poker was on two different channels