I don't know who emasculated the entire Colorado Cat. 3 peloton, but I suspect that this is happening in other places as well. Nobody wants to work. Nobody wants to win. It's like there are 75 people at a bike race, and their only aspiration is to not lose. Ricky Bobby anyone? If you're not first, you're last.
Of course you can be all sorts of other things, 2nd, 3rd, but most people are content with 45th or 23rd, as long as they didn't do too much work to get there. That's fucked up, and it's a waste of your time and money.
Here's a secret. You have to work if you want to win a bike race. If you work and someone else gains a little from it, good for them, but you still have to work if you want to win a bike race. More on this later.