While reading the latest Mailbag entry on velonews.com, this letter struck me as odd:
Here is an incident that would have happened only in a women’s race. A few years ago, during the Cascade Cycling Classic, downtown criterium, a rider was forced wide on a turn. She hit the curb and had a scary crash, landing flat on her back. After missing a lap, she got back in the race. Between the curb and her landing, she and her bike hit my wife and son-in-law.
After the race, she rode back to see if all of us were OK, even though she was hurt (and abandoned the next day).
I really can’t imagine a male pro doing that.
I don't frequently read the letters on velonews.com, so maybe I'm reading this out of context. In fact, I hope I am. Because by itself, this letter makes me think that some guy suddenly felt the need to proclaim that because one female racer was nice to him and his family several years ago, male racers are jerks.
And that's kind of weird.