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Tue Sep 16, 2014, 06:09 AM

What on earth was the Colombian cycling team thinking???

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/sep/15/colombian-women-cycling-flesh-coloured-kit-unacceptable-uci


click the link for the "inappropriate" picture

The design of a new flesh-coloured kit that makes a Colombian women’s cycling team look naked below the waist has been described as unacceptable by Brian Cookson, the president of the UCI.

Photographs of the Bogota Humana team were taken at the Tour of Tuscany, showing six women wearing red and yellow kit with flesh-coloured material immediately above and below the waist. It is unclear if the team intend to wear a similar uniform next week while representing Colombia at the road world championships in Ponferrada, Spain.

After the pictures went viral on social media, Cookson tweeted: “To the many who have raised the issue of a certain women’s team kit, we are on the case. It is unacceptable by any standards of decency.”

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Reply What on earth was the Colombian cycling team thinking??? (Original post)
SoCalDem Sep 2014 OP
Dorian Gray Sep 2014 #1
NYC_SKP Sep 2014 #2
CentralMass Sep 2014 #3
NYC_SKP Sep 2014 #5
cali Sep 2014 #9
NYC_SKP Sep 2014 #11
Romulox Sep 2014 #14
cali Sep 2014 #16
Romulox Sep 2014 #17
Warren Stupidity Sep 2014 #4
CentralMass Sep 2014 #6
DrDan Sep 2014 #8
Warren Stupidity Sep 2014 #12
CentralMass Sep 2014 #18
snooper2 Sep 2014 #21
treestar Sep 2014 #7
newcriminal Sep 2014 #10
Chathamization Sep 2014 #15
Romulox Sep 2014 #13
PasadenaTrudy Sep 2014 #24
Tommy_Carcetti Sep 2014 #19
JNelson6563 Sep 2014 #20
DrDan Sep 2014 #22
Blue Owl Sep 2014 #23

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 06:45 AM

1. No clue

it's bizarre!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 07:10 AM

2. The crime is in the mind of the beholder. It's just a uniform.

 

And it probably works more successfully under regular light, but doesn't carry over well in Internet photographs.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 07:36 AM

3. Do you have any daughters or sisters ? Do you think it would be approprate for them to wear it?

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 07:39 AM

5. What is creepy is whatever is in the minds of the people posting and reposting this picture.

 

As I was not there, in Bogota, I choose not to have an opinion.

Games can be played with digital images, I think I'm not concerned by these uniforms.

You may be concerned as much as you choose to be, go with it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 08:02 AM

9. It's a uniform that mocks women and is degrading-

 

as well as being plug ugly. having said that, if they're OK wearing them, it should be their choice.

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Response to cali (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 08:05 AM

11. As I suggested, the reddit 4chan whatever mind-in-gutter types who can't resist this...

 

Might be the problem.

I suspect that they don't look so bad IRL, when girls are on their bikes.

Bad choices of fabric colors? Yeah, probably.

Outrage? Not so much.

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Response to cali (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 08:25 AM

14. "Degrading" doesn't mean unfashionable. It is absolutely 0% more revealing than any other kit. nt

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Response to Romulox (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 08:42 AM

16. "degrading" doesn't mean revealing necessarily either n/t

 

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Response to cali (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 08:47 AM

17. It's no more "degrading" than any other lycra kit, which is de rigueur for the sport. nt

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 07:37 AM

4. Bravo to the colombian women's cycling team!

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 07:53 AM

6. The uniforms are inappropriate. Said as a son,husband,father of daughters, coach of girls sports..

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 07:58 AM

8. I had my doubts as to inappropriatness from reading the description

however, after viewing the picture, I certainly agree with you if the images are accurate

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 08:07 AM

12. The uniforms are just fine. Your daughters are quite aware of their body parts.

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 09:18 AM

18. I suspect it won't matter to you, but.,

Violence (rapes,enslavement, disfiguration, murder) of women in Columbia occurs on a massive scale.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/rape-in-colombias-war-unearthed/2013/06/08/a372469a-ceba-11e2-8573-3baeea6a2647_story.html

In that country, these uniforms are not a fashion statement.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 09:40 AM

21. Nothing wrong with them they even have crotch pads, said as a non uptight fundie

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 07:55 AM

7. Has Snopes checked this out?

They could hardly be serious.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 08:03 AM

10. I don't see why there is such an uproar.

 

It's flesh colored, big damn deal.

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Response to newcriminal (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 08:30 AM

15. It's apparently gold

NPR:

According to the Chasing Wheels website, the section that has made some viewers do a double-take is not a "nude" color, it's gold — and "Lycra done as gold effect never photographs well. It's unfortunate, but there you are."

As for the design, it seems to have come from one of the team's members, cyclist Angie Tatiana Rojas Suarez, according to both the Spanish-language ABC.es and El Tiempo.

Rojas is an accomplished 22-year-old athlete who has won national titles in both cycling and skating, according to her online bio. She also works as a sports journalist and as the chief of communications at the vitamin company that sponsors the cycling team.

Most of Rojas' recent messages on Twitter and Facebook skirt the uniform issue, choosing instead to celebrate her team's work in Italy.

But she did retweet a comment that said, "The uniform may not be the most beautiful and we may not like it, but there's no need for certain comments."


I wish that people had a little more tact before jumping to "this looks like they're naked!"

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 08:24 AM

13. I've seen the following picture posted on DU more than once.



But you can tell that the Colombian women's team is FLESH COLORED under their flesh colored kit, so I guess it is "degrading".

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Response to Romulox (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 12:58 PM

24. Ewwww!!! n/t

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 09:22 AM

19. Probably, "Do we really have to wear these ridiculous looking uniforms?"

Just my guess.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 09:34 AM

20. Nevermind inappropriate, those things are quite ugly!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 10:55 AM

22. I am quite confident that had an NFL team asked their cheerleaders to wear something similar, the

outrage would be deafening

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 12:21 PM

23. Part of the new "Ed Gein" line

n/t

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