|Members of the Colombian women's cycling team in their finest.|
The team has reportedly been competing in the uniform - which was designed by a team member - for nine months, apparently without previous polemic. And I can see how, as a piece of fabric hanging in a closet the uniform appears innocent enough. But this official photo for the Tour of Tuscany, Italy generated unwanted attention.
The District Institute for Recreation and Sports (IDRD), which had reportedly approved the uniform, now disowns it. And the International Cycling Union calls it 'unacceptable.' No word yet from the team's sponsors, who are receiving much more attention than they'd expected.
Expect the team to appear at their next competition, in Spain, in something less flesh-colored around the midriff.
Blog by Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours