Now we all know that the bbc and cycling coverage dont tend to go together, not very well anyway. I was just listening to 5live and john inverdale was talking to their 'cycling correspondent' who said the following about yesterdays TDF stage.
"Mark Cavendish clearly didnt know the run in, his lack of research led to him taking out half the field on one corner" How far from truth do they want to be? Cav was following the wheel of his lead man, the lampre rider came over at a different angle. Cavs lead man got through so why wouldnt Cav have got through if the Lampre rider had not leant on him? Also, to say that he took out half the field is just wrong...that crash happened a few hundred meters up the road.
This chat on the radio led to several people texting in to belittle the tour and laugh about cycling in general with only a couple of mentions stating its appeal.
It just makes me sad.