Pren you're talking about him like he's the second coming. Attitudes to women like that seem to fall more in line with an older generation than a new one. You're typically the first person to defend women's racing in this thread, so it seems like a bit of hypocrisy to me. Age? I dont know about the states or slovakia, but here respect for women is taught at a young age, so immaturity can hardly be called a defence. Your photo of him going for a podium girls ass hardly reinforces your point that he is blissfully ignorant of what he is doing (or wearing). I'm not sure where you got the idea that wearing a suit instantly gives you class. OJ simpson pulled on a suit for his murder trial.
Hey dude. First, I make no claims that he's the second coming: I just like him (along with many others) in the peloton.
As for attitudes to women, you are correct, that definitely is an older generation... but, also a current one, sadly. You're forgetting the context with him: grew up in a small town (80k population right now, assumed growth since he was born) in Eastern Europe, has probably not attended higher education (university), has had little exposure to the world outside of where his cycling career and sponsorship took him. The modernism, including attitudes towards women, will have to come with time and exposure sadly. As for what he is wearing? Maybe he knows, maybe he doesn't. I can say for certain that if you travel enough you'll find people wearing English-language clothes without knowing what they are wearing. Spend some time in a Turkish bazaar and listen to the minor bits of English that the shop-assistant (basically tea retrievers and errand runners) are saying to each other. They, literally, have no idea what exactly
they are saying - they just say it to each other. I can not speak for others here, but having done an extensive amount of international travel I know first hand how English language products and terms travel, often jumping meaning and context. As a small, minor example, I was once invited into the family home of my girlfriend (at the time) in Slovenia. Their neighbor's daughter was wearing a UCLA T-shirt. She had no idea what it was, just read it as "uck-la". Even if that is the University where I got my undergraduate degree, I didn't bother correcting her because it didn't matter. She was happy to wear it.
Third - I don't see Sagan making statements against women's cycling or sport, do you? If you do, please point it out to me. Until you do, I don't see any hypocrisy there.
Fourth - if Sagan is being sexist, what about Cipollini? A 23 year old kid who is still learning how to be a gentleman compared to a 46 year old former professional who puts out videos of his women's team that look like they were directed by Rocco Siffredi, Italy's most famous male porn star?
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