I lost my interest in the Olympics years ago precisely because of the things highlighted in the article.
When gold medals are being won by 100ths of a second and parts are being made out of exotic metal alloys to shave a few grams off the weight and 3D printed to produce optimal aerodynamic drag on the handlebars, I lose interest.
It has stopped being about the limits of human performance.
Personally, I’d have more interest if they made a range of standardised bikes in different sizes to accommodate different sized athletes, but with identical masses and aerodynamics. Then it would become all about the athletes again.