Controversial Colombian women's cycling outfits called "unacceptable"
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Controversial Colombian women's cycling outfits called "unacceptable"

The president of the International Cycling Union says the flesh-colored uniforms worn by a Colombian women’s cycling team are “unacceptable.”

The uniform, with a flesh-colored section between stomach and thighs, was worn by IDRD-Bogota Humana-San Mateo-Solgar riders at the Tour of Tuscany in Italy over the weekend.

UCI President Brian Cookson wrote on his Twitter account that “it is unacceptable by any standard of decency.”

It is unclear if the six-woman team was intending to wear a similar uniform next week while representing Colombia at the road world championships in Ponferrada, Spain.

Pictures of the team shared on social media prompted Cookson’s response.

The British official wrote: “To the many who have raised the issue of a certain women’s team kit, we are on the case.”

Associated Press

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