E3 Harelbeke organisers use female 'cowgirl' dancers to launch 2018 race

WorldTour race has used photos of naked women in posters in the past

The organisers of E3 Harelbeke have been at the centre of plenty of controversies over the years, being accused of sexism with a series of posters featuring either scantily-clothed women or, in two cases, women who weren't clothed at all.

As was the case in 2016 and 2017, organisers of the race have decided not to stir up controversy with their choice of poster, but still decided to use female dancers in skimpy cowgirl outfits to launch the race.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.