Why is this shameful? A competitor helped another across the line. Athletes help other athletes all the damn time and it is regularly a Sport Center top 10. Some fat softball player hits a home run and can't get around the bases so players from the other team carry her around the bases and touch home plate. no DQ's, just good sportsmanship.
Also, to the moron that said "enter a personal assistant to draft off of on the bike": it's draft-legal racing dumbdick. National federations regularly enter athletes to serve as domestiques for people who are favored for the win in case they get into trouble on the bike.
Everyone praised Abby for falling and helping the NZ athlete get up and finish. then they praised the NZ athlete for helping Abby get up with a shredded knee. Just short of helping her across the line, this is the same thing.
A little continuity would be appreciated in your trolling. This isn't the brother jumping out of the stands to pull his lifeless brother across the line for a silver medal. This is a competitor helping a completely lifeless competitor finish and get medical treatment in the Grand Final.