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    UK tour winner attacks Podium Girl..

    I think this disgusting.. Champagne should be consumed, certainly not used to embarrass Podium Girls.. Wasting champagne.. Maybe it was of British origin..
    Who votes dunking podium girls is something a tour winner should do.. ? I vote no. Its not funny in the least..
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    .Tour of Britain winner Lars Boom sprays champagne on a podium girl.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tou.../photos/1911748_boom_sprays_podium_girl_with_champagne_600.jpg
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    Is there a story with this? Maybe it's 'their thing'.

    Btw, have you ever seen an F1 podium or nfl/nba/mlb/nhl post championship locker room? How do you feel about christening ships? They've built a lot of ships ya know.

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    I've seen one stage podium event some years back.. It wasn't the last day of the pro tour however. I didn't see anything like this. Just jubilant cyclists trouncing one another with the bubbly.. Not the podium girls..
    . For those of us whose rule is to treat me's womens right, this just seems offensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    . For those of us whose rule is to treat me's womens right, this just seems offensive.
    Ummm.... but having women whose sole purpose on the podium is to be eye candy is acceptable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
    Ummm.... but having women whose sole purpose on the podium is to be eye candy is acceptable?
    I wouldn't say 'sole purpose'. Often they have to help direct the tired and slightly dazed award winners to the proper podium step and stage exit.

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    An "attack"....really?!?!
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    it's a celebration *****es.

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    I'm not sure what the promoter and finish town expect when they hand the champagne magnum to the winner on the Pod... ???
    He's gonna tuck it under the arm and walk off ???

    fun all over the world...
    http://www.motorsport.com/#/all/phot...ery/?id=484106

    hey, at least is reasonable warm for these podium celebrations
    I've seen the same spraying during Ski racing pods... BBBRRRRR....

    and a very likely story for the start of the whole thing
    http://www.autoracingdaily.com/news/...ing-tradition/
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezen View Post
    and a very likely story for the start of the whole thing
    http://www.autoracingdaily.com/news/...ing-tradition/
    Feckin' americans.

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    This thread has already been done, and better.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...with-champagne
    Herp derpa derp

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    Just to put things straight it was Lars Boom who did it who is Dutch and not English

    A waste of good champagne I think.
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    Lars Boom is not British, come on chaps , the name is a dead give away,he's dutch.
    Can't imagine that nice Mark Cavendish behaving in such a way.

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    Oh you beat me to it, note I said British!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistertwo View Post
    This thread has already been done, and better.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...with-champagne
    At the other thread the podium gal looked happy.. Lars ' . Not so sure.. It appears your event happened at the La Vuelta.. More Likely a top notch spanish Cava.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    At the other thread the podium gal looked happy.. Lars ' . Not so sure.. It appears your event happened at the La Vuelta.. More Likely a top notch spanish Cava.
    Damn, that picture makes me pretty happy.

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    You should watch more cycling. This is not at all uncommon.

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    Cyclists hosing cyclists is expected. Podium Girls. . I've never seen it before..
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    You need to have a drink and settle down, cyclezealot.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Doochie.. My heart isn't racing nor will I loose sleep over the incident.. Maybe she enjoyed the hosing.. Just, Something I wound not do from someone who just kissed me on both cheeks. I sort of thought this just a fun post.. Not to be taken seriously but some do. Could be she preferred stale Spanish Cava or smelly Lars.
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    I would think it's one of the hazards of the job. They know there will be champagne being sprayed. Who knows, maybe they like it.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    Cyclists hosing cyclists is expected. Podium Girls. . I've never seen it before..
    I see it all the time.

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