Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised, but I have been stunned by the public backing of Wiggins by other cyclists.
@anthony_tan just saying what all cyclists are thinking. bout time i say
— Chris Sutton (@cjsutton2) July 9, 2012
— Manuel Quinziato (@manuelquinziato) July 8, 2012
Just heard @bradwiggins quote from the press conference today. Please do yourself the favor and read it. It is so, spot on. Thank you Wiggo.
— VandeVelde,Christian (@ChristianVDV) July 8, 2012
Well said. Bradley Wiggins has a few choice words for those who doubt racing can be clean – velonews.competitor.com/2012/07/news/b…
— Robbie McEwen (@mcewenrobbie) July 8, 2012
Good on @bradwiggins for an honest answer in today’s press conference, aimed at people who know nothing better than to be skeptical.
— Mark Cavendish (@MarkCavendish) July 8, 2012
At least Greg Henderson made some remark about the words used.
I see @franmillar has been flown in.Maybe a little media training touch up today Fran?I like what Wiggo has said but not the way it was said
— Greg Henderson (@Greghenderson1) July 9, 2012
On the other hand, there is a belter of an Open Letter to the peloton on Cyclingnews.com forums today. Read it here.
I wonder if the cyclists coming out in support of the foul mouthed tirade would be comfortable sitting down watching that with their wives, daughter, sons and mothers in the room? I even know of some blokes who wouldn’t appreciate that sort of language. And just to let my 3 fans that read this blog, I have used all the words and more that Wiggins used today in one sentence! I wasn’t in front of a media scrum at the time, and I have never received PR training.
As mentioned earlier today, I am a fan of the outspoken guys in the peloton, but using language like Wiggins used just shows a lack of class and respect for the fans.