Tour de France organiser brings ‘podium girls’ tradition to an end

Race director Christian Prudhomme has explained the new podium ceremonies

Julian Alaphilippe on the podium at the 2019 Tour de France (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

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The organiser of the Tour de France has finally opted to stop having "podium girls" on stage for 2020. 

Traditionally the Tour de France podium ceremonies after each stage have featured two hostesses, or podium girls, who would hand over prizes and kiss winning riders on the cheek.

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