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    A Question Concerning Pro Female Cycling

    I just was reading CyclingNews report on Giorgia Bronzoni winning in Philadelphia.

    It occurred to me that I've never seen the podium award ceremony for female racers.

    My question is are there Podium Guys delivering flowers and kisses?

    Seems only fair...

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    There were podium guys that delivered the flowers to the top 3 of the men's race today in Philly. Not sure about the women. I didn't see the podium presentation because I decided to head out to Lemon Hill.

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    I watched the race on TV. Very good job by Philly with that event!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I just was reading CyclingNews report on Giorgia Bronzoni winning in Philadelphia.

    It occurred to me that I've never seen the podium award ceremony for female racers.

    My question is are there Podium Guys delivering flowers and kisses?

    Seems only fair...
    I thought of the same thing not too long ago.. And yes, it seems fitting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by loopybunny View Post
    There were podium guys that delivered the flowers to the top 3 of the men's race today in Philly..
    What a bummer that had to have been. Work your ass off, win and then have some dude hand you flowers.
    i may have overreacted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
    What a bummer that had to have been. Work your ass off, win and then have some dude hand you flowers.
    That's likely why two riders who received flowers gallantly tossed them into the crowd right after the ceremony. (caught by men and given to their S.O.'s)

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    BTW, Giorgia (sporting her UCI World Ranking stripes) and some of her Colavita crew were tuning-up for Philly at our training crit the prior Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
    What a bummer that had to have been. Work your ass off, win and then have some dude hand you flowers.
    There's a joke in here somewhere...

    I can just feel it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    There's a joke in here somewhere...

    I can just feel it.
    Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly love, so maybe guys handing out the flowers IS appropriate

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    The initial question was legitimate, but let's not allow this thread to stray to where it needs to get deleted or moved. Comments (intended humorously or otherwise) regarding sexual preferences don't belong here.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    My question is are there Podium Guys delivering flowers and kisses?
    Seems only fair...
    My guess is this is one of those double standards that doesn't cross-over. Men dream of a group of women surrounding them kissing them. Women dream of a group of women surrounding them and saying, "Girl, you look GOOD in those tight clothes. Where'd you get that outfit." Strip clubs for women aren't that common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InReverse View Post
    My guess is this is one of those double standards that doesn't cross-over. Men dream of a group of women surrounding them kissing them. Women dream of a group of women surrounding them and saying, "Girl, you look GOOD in those tight clothes. Where'd you get that outfit." Strip clubs for women aren't that common.
    One girl told me that to her the ultimate compliment would be, "Wow, you look so slim in that dress! It makes you look like you just fasted for an entire month!"

    The podium girls are a great tradition. I always make note of which races/countries have the cutest podium girls.

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    OK. So. All my Questions are now answered.



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