Why visiting some elite cycling event is better than just browsing Insta #procycling tag? Because of the feeling, the spirit of the event.
Being pro is when the biggest chainring is never enough.
Some say cycling is bad for prostate, and that's bullshit: pro cyclists have less prostate and ass problems that average population of the same age. But the fact this myth persists, shows how much people like nasty stories.
Some also say golf and big tennis are expensive sports. They just don't know the prices of the pro bikes! Well, the bikes often come for free - cycling brands provide new bikes every year to the top pros. But the cars of support crew, food, drinks, aero bike delivery for all the team mates, massage, medical, and logistics take so much money. You have to be rich to take part in Tour De France, or have good sponsors. Normally, it takes about $10, 000 to take part in elite cycling events - if your plan is to fight for the prize. And still, thousands of competitors come every year to take part to this madness. This shows how big the industry is, and moreover, it shows how strong the human spirit is. The need of overcoming, feat and adventure. I don't despair of humans, the human spirit is still alive.
People, you are awesome!