Q1. Which team would win Most Toxic?
Q2. And please can you defend supporting/liking a rider from one of those teams?
Within a week, Movistar showed how riders are either pitted against each other or not supported. Then DQS decided to up the toxicity by bullying Sam Bennett again (at least there doesn’t seem to be misogyny this week).
Team DSM seems very authoritarian in a Communist way (follow the central rules or else), with as little money as a Soviet bread shop. Yet they have a women’s team, so that’s a real big positive.
Meanwhile, although Ineos riders are probably the most well taken care of, their sponsor makes money from fracking and single-use plastics, and was an outspoken Brexit supporter who subsequently left the country to avoid taxes. And with all of that money, they don’t have a women’s team in road racing.
A2. Yet, apparently if you only pay attention to racing, a team that is predominantly blue and notorious for macho-ness, are exciting to watch. I don’t dislike Alaphalippe, but I want anybody else other than him or any of his teammates to win, and I curse when they do.