Thats a bit unfair IMO. He sacrificed further personal success (and future reward) in TdF to prepare for the Olympics and comes away with nothing. But he still has the Worlds to aim for.
Yeah, I actually don't mind the guy.
Yes he is full of himself. Yes he is cocky. But hey, hes young at at the top of his career to date, and he is damn good. Why cannot we back our great sportsmen, regardless of personality? To get in the position he is as a sprinter, you almost need to be cocky and pushy.
I feel a bit sorry for him at the olympics, only event he entered and they bombed. Shame I didn't get to see it.
I really don't think he left the Tour for the olympics - he looked to be struggling in the mountains and may not have made it on the bus back..
Had he left early, I expect he would have been more p ssd.
Overall though, great cycling performance by GB. I find it makes me want to go out and ride more!!!