Podium girls look set to be scrapped from the Tour de France
Joe Robinson 2 Mar 2018 Tour set to follow in the footsteps of Tour of Flanders and Tour Down Under in scrapping tradition The Tour de France could be the latest major cycling race to end the tradition of podium girls, following the lead of the Vuelta a Espana . Reported in The Times , Tour de France organisers have been planning to drop the use of podium girls for the race which starts on 7th July in Noirmoutier-en-l’Île. If true, the Tour will follow suit with its fellow Grand Tour the Vuelta a Espana in ending the practice of having podium girls greet the stage winners. In 2017, the Vuelta replaced the podium girls a selection of men and women to assist with podium duties. The Tour Down Under also replaced podium girls with young children and local cyclists earlier this year with the Flanders Classics announcing that the ...
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