Organiser apologises for bikini-clad podium girls at Belgian women's race

Lotto Cycling Cup says sorry for the podium presentation at the Flanders Diamond Tour, but distances itself from the organisation of it

Jolien d'Hoore (left) and her Wiggle-Honda teammates (Photo: Twitter/Wiggle-Honda)

The organisers of the Flanders Diamond Tour have apologised after bikini-clad podium girls flanked cyclists in post-race pictures.

The scene was branded an 'utter disgrace' by cyclist Marijn de Vries, who posted the image on Twitter, prompting organiser Lotto Cycling Cup to tweet an apology in which it distanced itself from from the organisation of the podium.

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