Tour de France planning to stop use of podium girls

Discussions taking place at ASO over the use of podium hostesses at the Tour de France

Podium hostesses at the 2017 Tour de France. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Organisers of the Tour de France are planning on ditching the use of podium hostesses at the three-week Grand Tour.

The use of podium girls is increasingly a controversial issue, with the Vuelta a España – also organised by Tour de France owner ASO – not using them in the 2017 edition of the race.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.