Women

04.02.13

Cyclist Grabs ‘Podium Girl’s’ Butt

Peter Sagan defines sexism in the sport with gesture.

Wow. Peter Sagan didn’t win Sunday’s Tour of Flanders race, but he grabbed his own prize—one of the podium girls’ butts. The race’s second-place finisher grabbed the butt of one of the “podium girls” as she kissed the winner, Fabian Cancellara. As if that weren’t a set backward anyway for sexism, the tournament didn’t even seem bothered. The official Twitter feed posted the photo with the caption “Naughty Sagan.” is hardly the first charge of sexism in the cycling world—world-renowned cyclist Nicole Cooke  outlined the sport’s ingrained inequality in her retirement statement.