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Old 05-16-18, 06:05 AM
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Podium Girls

What's going on, on the podium at the Tour of California?

The podium girls seem to be there to just set up the winners for photo shoots and to sneak in some "VIP" for the initial photo shot. I guess this is all about not "objectifying women..."

That's fine...I guess...but the way they're doing it now is just stupid. The idea of having these "VIP's" up there just isn't working. Everything just looks so frantic during the presentations.

BTW, that blonde podium girl seems so stressed out as she attempts to manage the photo shoot set ups.
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Old 05-16-18, 11:02 AM
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It's always looked frantic. Doesn't matter whether there are podium girls there or not. If you are more specifically talking about the stage two winner, (name withheld, no spoilers here). I thought it was slightly amusing. The girl was whisking him front stage and back stage, ripping jersey's off of him and taking care of that heavy bottle of wine he apparently was too tired to want to hold.

But hey, I thought she did a good job. Time constraints for pictures and everything else, when you win four jerseys and get a stage win, things are going to be hectic for the dazed and tired 21 yo relatively new to pro cycling rider.

Though I think the one I'm talking about was a brunette. Might have to go back and check. Didn't watch the podium for stage 3.

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"Podium Girls" are out..."Podium Ambassadors" are in...no kissing required (except in the Giro). It's a time of sexual enlightenment around all sports...no more tiny-shorts-wearing cleavage-bearing models to objectify. I miss the Podium Girls and am very concerned about their prospects for employment.
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The TDF is getting rid of the podium girls. Sad times.

https://www.bicycling.com/racing/a20...-podium-girls/
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Old 06-06-18, 10:16 AM
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Indeed.. the PC nannies are taking over.
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Old 06-06-18, 10:37 AM
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Racing bikes are pretty different than they were back in the day as well. Sometimes things change for a good reason. This is one of them.
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This is not a good change. It's idiotic.
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I remember thinking at time of watching, how well those girls managed everyone, None of the VIP's got to hog the stage or upstage the athletes, they seemed very efficient.
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George Hincappie loved podium girls so much he married one.
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Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
"Podium Girls" are out..."Podium Ambassadors" are in...no kissing required (except in the Giro). It's a time of sexual enlightenment around all sports...no more tiny-shorts-wearing cleavage-bearing models to objectify. I miss the Podium Girls and am very concerned about their prospects for employment.

They can always sign up as booth babes in convention centers everywhere, I feel for them..

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Old 06-11-18, 08:30 PM
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This is a great change, long overdue.
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
This is a great change, long overdue.
Totally agree.

The whole thing was just cringe worthy.
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Old 06-12-18, 10:35 AM
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Yeah, I think the whole kissy kissy thing on each cheek was kind of stupid. Time to put an end to the '70's.
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How about a couple of Podium Boys?
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It's not the "kissy kissy" thing that is the problem. For the most part it's just what happens when you get a bunch of teenagers and young adults still in adolescence with hormones raging through their body along with being in a fast moving here one day and gone the next environment. It's not an excuse to forgive the transgressions, but until that reason is acknowledged as one of the issues there won't be a real solution.
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French men kiss each other on the cheek and that's naturally that's politically correct. Stop the madness. The girls at the TDF are classy. There is no "tiny-shorts-wearing cleavage-bearing".

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