Tour de France to keep its ‘podium girls’

2017 Tour de France Fabio Aru at stage 5
Racer Fabio Aru with hostesses after his 2017 win at La Planche des Belles Filles

It follows controversy and claims that sexual harassment is common

Tour de France organisers say they will not be getting rid of the traditional ‘podium girls’ for this year’s event, which starts at Noirmoutier-en-l’Ile on July 7.

They were denying widespread reports that the women would be absent after Paris mairie said it did not want to see hostesses on the podium at the finishing line on the Champs-Elysées on ...

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