I've been reading the blogs of the guys like Simon Whitfield and other world cup racers and watching the races over the internet and I've concluded I think they're really good.
I confess that when the ITU first went down the road of legalising drafting for the professional I like many others shrieked in horror at the capitulation to the sin of drafting. I think I and many others saw it as the death of non-drafting racing but they co-exist quite nicely. The athletes come in for a bit of stick but I am coming out of the closet and I say I enjoy the world cup races (as long as non-drafting races also exist). I will even say I admire the athletes and the intensity they race at, I especially admire their swim ability and for someone like myself who never really got the hang of swimming very envious and the triathlon is probably the only race I will watch during the Olympics. I am looking forward to the showdown between whitfield, Gomez and Docherty and there is always the darkhorse.