Let's not be too harsh on the US. The US is pretty good at making fat people.
I can't understand why this thread was started with comments about a "race." The problems for riders in this case were caused by at least three individuals that showed extremely poor judgment or out right stupidity.
There are always going to "better" or "worse" racing venues and opportunities. I doubt that the TOM will ever be one of the best - or the worst.....What's important here - is to ask if these officials will be "let go" from any future race responsibilities.