No explanation??? Who has created this petition? Who will it be presented to? Why do I get a strange feeling that some college computer geek who happens to be a Levi fan set all this up. Put up a couple banners. Provide a link to a Velonews interview. Count all the hits and get a good laugh.
Now that he's gotten more attention than he could have imagined...he'll actually go and print those shirts, pins, and hats to grab a little coin.
I'm just thinking out loud here but I've followed the road cycling scene too long to think that an Internet petition is going to change anything.
I have a better chance of seeing Levi next to me on the couch in July than seeing him in Paris. If the riders are not going to command some respect then they will continue to be used like pawns.