Thank you for gathering the details about rider salaries in the chart featured in this article. I've never seen specific information like that about rider salaries in my fifteen years following the sport. It really puts the Hirschi situation in context.

On another note, I want to see how Hirschi races this year. Will he have the same throw-caution-to the-wind attitude? He rode on the edge in 2020. It was great to watch. Will he still push his limits now that he has achieved success on the road and in his bank account? Repeating and staying consistent is so hard in life and sports.

Think of Alaphilippe after he won Worlds this year. It was like he tried to push his limits even farther to keep up his success and ended up with some spectacular blowouts. However it turns out, we get the benefit of watching an exciting cyclist in a new situation.

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