If the reaction to Pat McQuaid’s presence on the podium at the
Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville Kentucky was anything to go
by then the International Cycling Union (UCI) has some work to do
in winning the hearts and minds of true cycling fans, but I’m more worried
about another less informed group.
Stencil art depicting Lance Armstrong attached to an IV drip pictured on the side of a building in Los Angeles (Getty)
My love affair with cycling’s podium girls has stretched past 30 years, and to be honest shows no sign of abating. However, the passage of time requires that we put this anachronistic display of femininity and servitude to rest.
Lotto-Belisol's Andre Greipel flanked by the Santos Tour Down Under's podium girls. (Getty)