Wow. Just Wow.
The six riders of a Colombian cycling team sported flesh-colored uniforms during the Tour of Tuscany in Italy.
The president of the International Cycling Union, Brian Cookson, said the provocative uniforms are "unacceptable by any standard of decency."
With a flesh-colored section between stomach and thighs, pictures of the team spread quickly on social media. The uniform was designed by one of the group members and it was endorsed by the two team sponsors, the District Institute for Recreation and Sport (IDRD) and the San Mateo and Solgar Foundation.
However, the IDRD said that no one asked for their opinion on the matter. Via Twitter:
"In regard to the uniforms of the women's cycling team, we clarify that we were not consulted on its design. We support the team in its trip”.
It is unclear if the six-woman team was intending to wear a similar uniform while representing Colombia at the road world championships in Ponferrada, Spain.