When junior racers are coming up and they’re all like “I think I could make a living as a professional cyclist!” …
Here’s some advice: You might as well get a liberal arts degree from some jerk off college.
The degree will be just as worthless as your pro-card. There will actually be a couple girls there as opposed to a bike event (though don’t worry, none of them will be interested in talking to you or your penis). It will cost less money than it takes to become a pro rider and it will lead to way sweeter things in life like job opportunities at sandwich shops instead of bike stores. See?
Or if you’re a real big fan of poor decision making, you could just do both.