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Podium Girls - Who and why?(32 posts)

Podium Girls - Who and why?Fez
May 30, 2003 7:13 AM
Who are the podium girls? Who selects them - the race organizers or sponsors?

Are there a different set of podium girls after every stage? What's in it for the girls? Is it really an honor for them?

Is it just a European thing? It would be nice if the concept came over to U.S. races.
officially, they are hostessesmohair_chair
May 30, 2003 7:29 AM
There is a set of hostesses for each jersey, but I have no idea who selects them. Whoever does it for the Giro is doing a fine job. Usually they are described as "models," but since there isn't any licensing or certification of models, anyone can claim to be one. (I am a model, for example. I have never gotten any work, but nevertheless, I am a model.)

Their job is to look good, smile, kiss the winner, and escort him in the press area behind the stage. They get him water, tell him he is great, blind him with their fabulous smiles, etc. Presumably, the exposure they get does them good. If you are a model, it's better to be seen and photographed than not be seen and not be photographed, even if you aren't paid. They also get to keep the outfits.

Lesser known is that many of these women have received Special Forces training. If attackers should try to harm their charge, they are skilled in the art of hand to hand combat. They also have pistols strapped on those amazing legs, hidden by their skirts. The incident at the end of stage 14 in the 1994 Tour shows just how lethal these women can be. In that case, a hostess killed four kidnappers using just her nails, and of course, Indurain went on to win his fourth Tour.
sigh...kjr39
May 30, 2003 7:32 AM
Lethal hot chicks. It's like a dream come true...
Purr with the lion king.Ergo_maniac
May 30, 2003 11:11 AM
HOYYYY !!!! nmafrican
May 30, 2003 11:15 AM
I've been oogling the pink jersey girls since stage 1! HOT!!! nmSwat Dawg
May 30, 2003 7:44 AM
I've been oogling the pink jersey girls since stage 1! HOT!!! nmPMC
May 30, 2003 9:42 AM
I'm a big fan of the one on the left. Definitely has a Look about her...
Never heard about the incident in the 94 Tour...Bonked
May 30, 2003 10:05 AM
where can I get more info?
Visit this board more often,tz
May 30, 2003 11:19 AM
and you'll hear all kinds of other crazy stories...
:)
Don't know, but those Giro girls are beautifultarwheel
May 30, 2003 7:48 AM
The one with the long dark hair and great smile knocks me out. I eagerly await the end of each Giro stage just to see her.
Agreed!!! One of the best parts of this Giro. (nm)JL
May 30, 2003 7:58 AM
more of the long dark hair.... ESTA this....african
May 30, 2003 8:13 AM
you mean this one, on the right?rufus
May 30, 2003 12:51 PM
her smile just kills me. i'm in love.*sigh*
Yup on the right...PMC
May 30, 2003 2:03 PM
Very Nice
relax....african
May 30, 2003 7:49 AM
STOP! you're killing me! nmJS Haiku Shop
May 30, 2003 9:16 AM
OK Kelme hottie then.....african
May 30, 2003 9:25 AM
ouch nmJS Haiku Shop
May 30, 2003 9:27 AM
hey! she s spectacular. does the tour have those beauties?colker
May 30, 2003 12:56 PM
or is it an italian thing? voglio una donna!!!!!
Even Lance enjoys themDave Hickey
May 30, 2003 8:04 AM
Check out this one of Lance and the girls...merckx56
May 30, 2003 9:11 AM
I think one of them may have copped a feel!
Because cheerleaders can't run over 25mph for 2000+ miles ;-) -nmjs5280
May 30, 2003 8:05 AM
Christophe Moreau married the one who kissed him in TdeF!!!Cat 3 boy
May 30, 2003 8:17 AM
They end up selling purple Schwinn seats on ebay!pitt83
May 30, 2003 9:21 AM
yesterday's thread if you missed it
I always wondered when the guys get the kiss....theweasonator
May 30, 2003 9:21 AM
do they have a chance to towel off or clean up a little bit beforehand? Or do the girls smooch up and get a lip full of crusty salt from all that sweating?

You also have to wonder when the guys raise their arms in vitory if the girls don't fall out from that funk the guys generate from being on the bike for hours at time. You know they have to be rank.....

Guess those are the rigors of modeling....
soignerswonderdog
May 30, 2003 10:21 AM
after a stage, the soigner grabs the guy towels him off, washes his face, and gives him a clean jersey and a podium hat....all this while the winner tries to answer questions from the reporter mob. they sometimes show this process in WCP cycling videos.....I know it's in the VDB wins LBL vid.

the podium girls get a nice, clean face to kiss.

E

ps - african, where do you get those pictures? i need to see more.....
Here is the link for podium girls.....african
May 30, 2003 10:43 AM
I think some of them are fans and some are at a motor bike race. But here goes http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/default.asp?pg=vuelta_babes
you've got to be kidding me! she's hot????gsgal
May 30, 2003 12:32 PM
Greatest thread ever. (nm)CHRoadie
May 30, 2003 12:22 PM
nm
Yes, Fridays are now "Podium Girl" appreaciation Day nmafrican
May 30, 2003 12:39 PM
I always wondered when the guys get the kiss....theweasonator
May 30, 2003 2:19 PM
do they have a chance to towel off or clean up a little bit beforehand? Or do the girls smooch up and get a lip full of crusty salt from all that sweating?

You also have to wonder when the guys raise their arms in vitory if the girls don't fall out from that funk the guys generate from being on the bike for hours at time. You know they have to be rank.....

Guess those are the rigors of modeling....
Good looking yes, but lame nonetheless. nmEug
May 30, 2003 8:57 PM