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Everyone's Freaking Out Over This Colombian Women Team's Cycling Outfit Because It Looks Rude

This is a really bad women's cycling outfit.

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This outfit is backed by the Colombian government's Ministry of Sport and sponsored by the city of Bogota.

I'm no fashion expert but even I know that the Colombia women's cycling team kit seen here is a genuine disaster

Hilary Evans@OlympicStatman

I'm no fashion expert but even I know that the Colombia women's cycling team kit seen here is a genuine disaster

8:22 AM - 13 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As spotted at the Giro Toscana in Italy. In which the highest-placed Colombian finished 19th, so it doesn't appear to have helped.

No, it really is that bad and yes it needs to be stopped.

Ma che divisa xe questa ? E un poco de rispetto par le donne no ? @Col_Coldeportes @BiciGoga @colombiacycling

MorenoBreda@Morenik_

Ma che divisa xe questa ? E un poco de rispetto par le donne no ? @Col_Coldeportes @BiciGoga @colombiacycling

12:59 PM - 13 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And the answer is, on the evidence of just the last two months, probably not.

Team Scotland's Glasgow 2014 parade uniform. Maybe this is why Chris Hoy decided to retire before the games.

Jamie Ross@JamieRoss7

Team Scotland's Glasgow 2014 parade uniform. Maybe this is why Chris Hoy decided to retire before the games.

3:11 PM - 06 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's not, as initially suggested, the national team's kit: It's the colours of IDRD-Bogotá Humana-San Mateo-Solgar (who are backed by the Colombian Federation).

As it happens, the picture's virality has brought the issue of female cyclists' wages into the spotlight. As this post points out:

"You can be outraged by an unflattering photo.

Or you can be outraged by the fact that the people running the sport still haven’t bought forward meaningful change to ensure that women are not on the end of enduring sexism in the sport where their right to a fair wage for a professional job is still considered less important than the design of their kit."

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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