Wiggins Outburst, What is Even More Surprising!

Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised, but I have been stunned by the public backing of Wiggins by other cyclists.

At least Greg Henderson made some remark about the words used.

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.

Your thought?

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5 Responses to Wiggins Outburst, What is Even More Surprising!

  1. Gearoid towey says:

    I totally Agree with your closing sentence. No need for it, comes across like a football hooligan not a champion. He always bangs on about his role models in the sport……needs to step into the shoes of being a role model now (well deserved too) and realise that people are looking up to him

  2. Smithcorp says:

    As they say, he is a role model. Just not a very good one. If cycling is to clean up, it has to be from inside. That means marquee riders need to speak out and not be defensive.

  3. Sam B says:

    I agree this language is inappropriate. There is a better way to express himself about the issues of concern to him. I am of the view that cycling is a classy sport and there is no need for fthis public behavior.

    Cadel would never say those things in public.

  4. Brad Hosking says:

    Here’s the problem – two video’s Norbs in two days. Both with a C-Bomb. I enjoy my son watching the tour, but I think I will be switching off the TV if mutton-chops is going to talk!

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