E3 Harelbeke 2016 forgoes the sexist poster in favour of a religious motif

'Cycling is holy; winning is sacred' - E3 Harelbeke organisers play it a little safer with its poster for the 2016 event, which falls on Good Friday

After the furore caused by the 2015 poster, and the fact that the race falls on Good Friday this year, the organisers of E3 Harelbeke have toned down their preview poster for the 2016 event.

Instead of a hand reaching in to pinch a girl's backside - as was last year's effort - the new poster features a priest giving a sermon with the phrase 'Cycling is holy; winning is sacred'.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.