Lotto Cycling Cup Organisers apologised for the bikini models who were at the awarding of the winners of a women's race in Belgium.
Dutch racing cyclist and journalist Marijn de Vries tweets: "This is the podium of today's Flanders Diamond Tour, a UCI 1.1 women's race. What an utter disgrace @LottoCyclingCup!" along with the picture of the bikini clad models.
This is the podium of today's Flanders Diamond Tour, a UCI 1.1 women's race. What an utter disgrace @LottoCyclingCup! pic.twitter.com/lVHu8ksqGe— Marijn de Vries (@marijnfietst) June 14, 2015
Lotto Cycling Cup organizers apologized but reasoned out that they were not responsible. Johan Molineaux, the local organizer of the event, said during an interview he would not be using Hostessen Service No Limit again and planned to personally apologize to the competitors. The models were recruited by Hostessen Service No Limit, the company also offers striptease acts.
"For a lot of women it is damaged. For me it is a sad day," he said. Molineaux explained he was elsewhere during the presentation and that the women were supposed to wear cycling shirts but took them off.
The UCI, world cycling's governing body said it had looked into the incident and had contacted the organizers, who apologized.