In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence, according to the Peter Principle. This may immediately bring to mind your boss, but this week I came across the term in connection with the Tour de France.
One insider remarked that the management of cycling teams often leaves much to be desired. As recently as 2011, one of the team doctors wasn’t even a doctor.
This week, Chris Froome got irritated during a press conference. The British sports press, in particular, was being highly suspicious. Froome is simply better. You might just as well ask why the Dutch cyclists are performing so much better this year, but Dutch commentators do not extend intense scrutiny to Dutch cyclists.
Maybe the Peter Principle can be applied to cycling commentators?