I would love to answer that question but unfortunately I'm out of that business. I only have the ability to focus on one thing at a time.
He continued saying that said cycling matters are "just a distraction for me."
I'm here to fight cancer. I haven't looked online. I still love the bike and ride all the time but on the competitive side I'm just not engaged.
Without that "business" called cycling, how many people would raise money to ride with him? Without his 7 Tour wins, how many people would donate money to the LAF?
He is able to raise money for his cause because of cycling. While I might not go so far as to say he owes cycling, I do think he has a responsibility to at least answer the question. Either you agree with decision, disagree with it or fall somewhere in the middle (which is where I am at).