Tour de France to drop podium girls following Formula One and darts

THE Tour de France are planning to finish using podium girls from this yr.

Historically stage winners have been greeted on the finish of every day by fashions who current him with the yellow jersey and bathe him with kisses.

 The use of podium girls at the Tour de France is set to come to an end

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Using podium girls on the Tour de France is about to come to an finish
 Models have been seen planting kisses on stage winners at the Tour for years

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Fashions have been seen planting kisses on stage winners on the Tour for years

However organisers are set to comply with within the lead of sports like Formula One and darts by deciding to cease utilizing ladies as glamour girls.

The Occasions say race officers have held in depth talks about ditching using the women, who flank the winner on the podium every day.

They’re as a lot a recognised a part of the Tour because the biking itself – however bosses consider the time has come to finish the apply.

Like these in control of darts and F1, they consider using scantily clad ladies to promote their occasions is turning into outdated.

 Chris Froome is greeted by a podiun girl last year

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Chris Froome is greeted by a podiun woman final yr
 Formula One has decided to axe grid girls from this season

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Formula One has determined to axe grid girls from this season

So they’re set to make a ruling that none can be used at this yr's Tour, which begins in Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile on July 7.

In the event that they achieve this, they may comply with La Vuelta in turning into the second main biking race to ditch using the fashions.

Darts was the primary sport to determine to ditch podium girls, when the Skilled Darts Council made the transfer on the finish of the world championship in January.

The choice was criticised by the podium girls who misplaced their jobs, claiming they have been being denied work due to the calls for of feminists.

However darts was swiftly adopted by Formula One, who additionally introduced in January that grid girls wouldn’t be on present within the upcoming 2018 season.

That announcement was welcomed by equality teams as a step ahead, though others claimed it was denying females the selection and alternative to work.

 Darts was the first to ditch the use of podium girls

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Darts was the primary to ditch using podium girls

But the general clamour for sport to meet up with trendy considering continues to collect tempo

and Tour organisers really feel they want to act accordingly.

However although some sports appear prepared to settle for the time for change has come, it’s unlikely boxing or Combined Martial Arts will comply with.

Each often use scantily clad ring girls at their occasions, and neither have proven a willingness to make any modifications to their regular plans.

THE Tour de France are planning to finish using podium girls from this yr.

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